Thursday, 24 November 2011

Floyd Uncorked in the Languedoc

The late Keith Floyd changed TV cookery programmes forever in the 1980s. For Francophile gourmets the landmark Floyd on France series was and remains essential viewing. He also filmed a less well remembered series on wine, Floyd Uncorked, back in 1997. This episode on YouTube, kindly uploaded by a user known as gelert456 and split into two parts, covers the Languedoc. As well as wine talk and tasting enjoy the many scenic "spot that location" moments - mainly around Sète, the Étang de Thau and Béziers.

Cookery features of course and this takes place in vines with Carcassonne as a backdrop where Floyd demos his interpretation of Cassoulet and Crudites Anchoïade. While it lacks some of the pace and energy of his earlier food and cooking series, Languedoc wine lovers should nevertheless find it interesting.

To view these full screen and to browse other episodes in the series start on YouTube here


  1. Thanks for the reminder, some catching up to do.

    Bob Alberta

  2. Thanks for posting these, Graham. I've just spent a happy half-hour watching the Languedoc episode and part of the Burgundy episode. And as I type, I am watching the Loire episode. I really should be doing other things, but what the hell!

    These videos also serve as a reminder that - at least in my opinion - Floyd was the greatest of all the TV chefs. I also loved his American Pie series (and often refer to the accompanying book). They just don't make 'em like him anymore. Sadly missed. :-(

    If you don't mind, I may well post a similar entry on my blog in the near future - these things are deserving of being seen (again).

    Incidentally, I tried several times to post this reply via my Blogger account, but it wasn't having it - hence the workaround.

  3. Glad you enjoyed it Leon. Looks like you're discovering that ending the main day job hasn't released much time after all.
    Please reblog a version. Not sure what your posting workaround was, but I am set up to approve comments after a week from posting to prevent unnoticed spam.

  4. Thank you for this post Graham, I really enjoyed watching these having not heard of the series. Long live le Floyd!