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Creating and Routinizing Style and Immediacy: Keith Floyd and the South-West English Roots of New Cookery Mediatizations

Almila, Anna-Mari and Inglis, David (2018) Creating and Routinizing Style and Immediacy: Keith Floyd and the South-West English Roots of New Cookery Mediatizations. In: Globalized Eating Cultures Mediation and Mediatization. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 221-224. ISBN 978-3-319-93656-7

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Almila, Anna-Mari and Inglis, David

This chapter discusses food mediatisation issues through considering the case of Keith Floyd, English TV cookery presenter of the 1980s/1990s. Floyd, along with his producer David Pritchard, created a highly original form of TV presentation and became a world-famous media chef in the process. His TV persona was built upon performance of immediacy and spontaneity, through which a high level of authenticity was communicated to audiences. His on-screen persona also encompassed an ambivalent presentation of masculinity, expressed in flamboyant clothing choices. The local conditions of TV production in South-West England strongly shaped the idiosyncratic style of filming in his early series. The tropes of spontaneity developed in those series later came to be widely imitated by other presenters and producers. But such tropes also came to imprison Floyd during his later series, which exhibit strong tendencies towards the routinisation of spontaneity.

Official Website: https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319936550
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: celebrity chefs, Keith Floyd, David Pritchard, South-West England, globalization
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Palgrave Macmillan
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: 2018
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-319-93656-7
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 15:34
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2024 16:41
Item ID: 13432
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/13432

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