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Out of the Frying Pan

Scenes from my Life
Narrated by: Keith Floyd
Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
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Summary

The stories from his childhood in Somerset are vivid and moving: his grandfather with his tin leg, his mother at the mills, and his uncle, the ferret keeper and the black sheep of the family for ‘carrying on’ with married women.

Keith Floyd spent a short spell on a local newspaper, and then, in a hilarious episode, joined the army. After he and the Ministry of Defence decided that they did not suit each other, he took his first cooking job as an assistant vegetable cook in a Bristol hotel. The great period of bistros and cafes had dawned and Keith Floyd was in the forefront, cooking in an open kitchen, with Pink Floyd blaring from the speakers.

What is wonderful about this book is the vividness of the scenes he paints and the deftness with which he draws the characters – including his several wives. Those who have admired Keith Floyd’s way with a whisk will now be impressed to discover and enjoy his remarkable skill with words.

©2010 HarperCollins Publisher (P)2010 HarperCollins Publisher

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We all miss you floyd

Great book read before as a book. But was fantastic hearing Floyd reading out the story of his life. I became a chef because of this man, he inspired a love of food in me from an early age...
Have another slup on me..

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Floyd unplugged

What a life! Simply a delight to join him as he recounts in his own words, a tale of life so extraordinary as to appear fiction. For all his self confessed flaws, Keith Floyd provided provided years of delightful enjoyment for so many of us. How I miss his spontaneousness and love of life. So different to the largely manufactured and politically correct utterances of the current crop of “celebrity chefs”. A genius who will be forever missed.

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Take minute for a quick slurp

A really great insight into one of my hero’s,read by the man himself,tails of his full a varied life in and out of the kitchen,I tip my hat to you mr floyd.🍷🥘

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A Bounders Confession

I hadn't realised what a robbing, using drunk he was. Read it if only to laugh at the type whom never buys a round.

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I wish it was unnabridged. RIP Keith.

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Captivating insight ......

A captivating insight into the life of a truly great, eccentric self taught chef. warts & all. Had to keep to keep listening !