Robert Carrier (Filed: 28/06/2006)
Robert Carrier, the restaurateur, food writer and bon vivant who died yesterday aged 82, introduced luxurious Continental cooking to a nation in which ingredients such as garlic and spaghetti were regarded as foreign and treated with deep suspicion.
Theatrical, camp and with a penchant for superlatives ("Gooorgeous… Adooorable… Faaabulous!"), he became the first celebrity chef on British television; his series, Carrier's Kitchen, attracted viewers as much for his drawling American vowels and shameless self-promotion as for his dishes.
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