Hello fellow Gastro-noughts. You'll hear that Floyd phrase a couple of times in this DVD. Those of you who like Keith Floyd as the pioneering TV chef who brought the history of the architecture and ingredients of each region he cooks in are in with a treat! I say this because of a few reasons, not firstly because he really was "the first TV chef/cook to make preparing food a delight to watch" Yes, the Fanny Craddock's & Delia Smiths did a very commendable job on ingredients & measures to achieve a splendid dish but Floyd took things to a whole new level in the mid 1980's.
If you've ever looked on You Tube for Floyd sketches you'll see that there's one or two at the most and so this DVD is a "must" to see the legend that is Floyd.
If you like your TV chefs past or present you will certainly like this DVD, especially if you're interested in the history and culture if ingredients, how they got there and why. I recently watched Rick Stein's Far Eastern Odyssey, a very good programme, however, even though it was 15 years on from Far Flung Floyd and by the same director (David Pritchard) Stein talks about the same ingredients, culture & preparation that rarely change in dozens of years. I really enjoyed the whole Rick Stein series, I enjoy others such a Jamie Oliver et al, however Floyd left out all the snazzy out of focus camera shots and kept to the plot, food, ingredients, where they came from and how history shaped the way we eat today in Spain, Italy, Greece or the UK. His delivery is entertaining and humorous. I am disabled and unfortunately can't cook myself, however, it was always Floyd who caught my eye as a very inspirational character who could make cooking fun & educational.
You will not regret getting this DVD, Floyd fan or not because you will be entertained, you will learn about ingredients and you may learn a thing or two at very reasonable cost, I've watched Floyd for years but still find myself re-watching it. If you're a Floyd fan it's a must, if not it's a steal. I hope you get the same enjoyment as I have since buying this DVD.