Posted by Kelly Fincham at 9/15/2009 2:06 PM EDT

One of the world's best TV cooks has gone to the eternal kitchen in the sky.

Britain's Keith Floyd died Monday from a heart attack.

Floyd was a legend in Ireland for his, well, flippant attitude to cooking.

Want to know when the wok is hot enough for a stirfry?

Pour yourself a glass of wine and toss some chopped-up scallions into the wok.

When you've finished the wine the oil should be sizzling.

If not, pour more wine.

Floyd, whose TV shows were part entertainment/ part education, was a natural on the small screen.

His straight-up cooking lessons were a mixture of trial, error and alcohol.

The perfect antidote to the squeaky-clean dullsville cookery programs beloved in America.

So long Keith, hope the bar's open when you get there.