Dear Gastronaughts, extremely sad to hear the legendary Keith Floyd passed away on Monday, September 14 2009. I watched his cookery shows religously as kid, collected all his cook books to this day. If you’re not from the UK and don’t know who he is, Spitting Image’s 1987 parody should give you a good idea ;)
It’s no surprise really that he would die before his time, but he will be sorely missed.
He should be known for what he did best cooking & boozing so check out this clip of Mussels Mariniere, I think Me and Nicky will be cooking it in honor tonight.
I’ll leave you with a recipe from his hangover book – “probably the most famous moring-after reviver of all time”
The Prairie Oyster
1 measure of cognac
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Angostura Bitters
Pinch of cayenne
The yolk of 1 free-range egg
Mix together all the ingredients, apart from the cayenne and egg yolk, in a whiskey glass. Add a small pinch of cayenne and drop in the egg yolk. Drink in one without breaking the yolk.
Barrel Photo via: Dion Farrell.