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A fitting finale for Floyd.

THE departure of Keith Floyd, flamboyant daddy of all TV chefs, l left, to that great pantry in the sky, couldn't have been more fitting than if he'd planned it himself.

His last lunch consisted of a morello cherry cocktail and Champagne, a glass of 2006 Pouilly-Vinzelles Burgundy, oysters and Morecambe Bay Morecambe Bay, shallow inlet of the Irish Sea, 16 mi (26 km) long and 10 mi (16.1 km) wide, separating Furness peninsula from the mainland, NW England. It receives the Kent and Lune rivers. Shrimp are caught there, and its extensive tidal flats are cockling grounds.  shrimps, a bottle of 2007 Cotes due Rhone, a red-legged partridge with bread sauce Noun 1. bread sauce - creamy white sauce made with bread instead of flour and seasoned with cloves and onion
sauce - flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food
, pear cider jelly and many cigarettes. He'd just received the all-clear on a cancer scare and told friends he felt great that afternoon. Lying down on the sofa to watch a Channel 4 documentary about himself, he lost consciousness and died. What a finale.
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Date:Sep 18, 2009
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