is 1819, and the renowned chef Owen Wedgwood has been kidnapped by the ruthless
pirate Mad Hannah Mabbot. He will be spared, she tells him, as long as he puts
exquisite food in front of her every Sunday without fail.
appease the red-haired captain, Wedgwood gets cracking with the meager supplies
on board. His first triumph at sea is actual bread, made from a sourdough
starter that he leavens in a tin under his shirt throughout a roaring battle,
as men are cutlassed all around him. Soon he’s making tea-smoked eel and
brewing pineapple-banana cider.
Mabbot, who exerts a curious draw on the chef, is under siege. Hunted by a
deadly privateer and plagued by a saboteur hidden on her ship, she pushes her
crew past exhaustion in her search for the notorious Brass Fox. As Wedgwood
begins to sense a method to Mabbot’s madness, he must rely on the bizarre
crewmembers he once feared: Mr. Apples, the fearsome giant who loves to knit;
Feng and Bai, martial arts masters sworn to defend their captain; and Joshua,
the deaf cabin boy who becomes the son Wedgwood never had. Download and start listening now!