Acclaimed American chef Robert Carrier, who made his name in print and on TV in the 1960s and 1970s, has died aged 82.
At one stage, Carrier was labelled the "Peter Pan of food"
He presented the series Carrier's Kitchen and promoted the idea of dinner parties with books on entertaining.
He travelled extensively and his work was inspired by trips to countries including Morocco and France.
Carrier established a country house hotel with a cookery school in Suffolk, and opened a restaurant in London and an international chain of shops.
He wrote more than 20 cookery books, including Great Dishes of the World and A Million Family Menus, changing his menus later in his career to become quicker and healthier.
Carrier was born in the United States, moving to Europe during World War II.
He worked as a writer for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, and then began to publish cookery books and recipe cards.
He was admitted to hospital near his home in the south of France on Tuesday morning, a friend told the Press Association agency.
She added he had been ill for a short time before his death.