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ISBN13: 9781250050182
ISBN10: 1250050189
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The year is 1819, and the renowned chef Owen Wedgwood has been kidnapped by a beautiful yet ruthless pirate. He will be spared, Mad Hannah Mabbot tells him, as long as he can conjure an exquisite meal every Sunday from the ships meager supplies. While Wedgwood attempts to satisfy his captor with feats such as tea-smoked eel and pineapple-banana cider, he realizes that Mabbot herself is under siege. Hunted by a deadly privateer and plagued by a saboteur, she pushes her crew past exhaustion in her search for the notorious Brass Fox. But there is a method to Mabbots madness, and as the Flying Rose races across the ocean, Wedgwood learns to rely on the bizarre crew members he once feared: a formidable giant who loves to knit; a pair of stoic martial arts masters, sworn to defend their captain; and the ships deaf cabin boy, who becomes the son he never had.

An anarchic tale of love and appetite, Eli Brown's Cinnamon and Gunpowder is a wildly original feat of the imagination, deep and startling as the sea itself.

Review:

“You'll savor every bite.” Petra Mayer, NPR

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“A great beach read that doesn't sacrifice beautiful writing....Oh, Hannah! What a character she is — sexy, hilarious, tough, and with such heart.” Julie Powell, author of Julie and Julia

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“Original and exquisite....Salty, smart, and sensuous. Eli Brown unfurls a pirate story that's also an eloquent disquisition on human appetite and the mysteries of taste.” Carolyn Cooke, author of Daughters of the Revolution

Review:

“A swashbuckler of a cookbook, and a romance, too.” Bon Appétit.com

About the Author

Eli Brown lives on an experimental urban farm in Alameda, California. His writing has appeared in The Cortland Review and Homewrecker: An Adultery Reader. His first novel, The Great Days, won the Fabri Literary Prize.

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Santa Rosa Beth, July 25, 2014 (view all comments by Santa Rosa Beth)
This was one of the most surprisingly satisfying reads of my summer. Picture a cook from a Jane Austenesque kitchen ending up on a pirate ship. Suspend your disbelief. All will be told in time. Author Eli Brown weaves in reminders of the harsh realities of colonialism, and descriptions of tough living conditions that would apply to life both on- and off-ship in the 1800's. But the vivid characters make the entire read fun. I would love it if the Food Network's cooking show "Chopped" -- in which contestants have to make meals out of unusual ingredients -- does a pirate-themed show. Wedgwood is nothing short of an alchemist in the ship kitchen!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781250050182
Author:
Browne, Eli
Publisher:
Picador
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Sea stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140603
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Product details 336 pages Picador - English 9781250050182 Reviews:
"Review" by , “You'll savor every bite.”
"Review" by , “A great beach read that doesn't sacrifice beautiful writing....Oh, Hannah! What a character she is — sexy, hilarious, tough, and with such heart.”
"Review" by , “Original and exquisite....Salty, smart, and sensuous. Eli Brown unfurls a pirate story that's also an eloquent disquisition on human appetite and the mysteries of taste.”
"Review" by , “A swashbuckler of a cookbook, and a romance, too.”
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