Genome: [r4 Bd=19930418]While George Melly dines in the calm expectant surroundings of a Soho restaurant, the kitchen is a maelstrom of flashing knives, boiling pots and simmering emotions. In charge of the battleground is chef de cuisine

Daniel Crow. The cockpit of fire is not unknown to playwrights

Arnold Wesker and Bernard Kops , and as Kops says: "If you can survive the kitchen, you can survive anything." Producer Mark Burman

(First broadcast on World Service)

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