Keith Floyd who died today was a real inspiration, and in many ways inspired me to cook and cook better.
When in the 1980s cookery programmes were boring and staid, his outdoor, open, flash style made the programme a joy to watch. As a teenager with no real interest in cooking, I changed my mind as his flambouyant style made for really entertaining television.
I remember I was inspired to try Thai food after watching Floyd.
Even now many years later I still enjoy watching Floyd cook and often catch his programmes on Freeview.
Cooking has lost a hero.