Dave O’Connell recalls the vivid sights and sounds of New York in the Seventies during which he started as a phone repairmen and trained and worked his way into cooking at some of the finer restaurants of the day. The cast includes everything from celebrities to minor hoodlums. Dave expresses his thanks to several generous souls who helped along the way and gives time to some of the colorful but less praiseworthy personalities. He surveys the changes from the small, New York centered food scene of the Seventies to the current international explosion of celebrity chefs. He recalls the sweat, stress and fatigue of the kitchen that make the luxurious, air conditioned dining experience possible.