Killian Lone comes from a long line of gifted cooks, and yearns to become a famous chef himself. When he starts an apprenticeship under Max Mann, the most famous chef in London, he looks set to continue the family tradition. But the reality of kitchen life is brutal and relentless. Then he discovers a dark family secret – the legacy of a long-dead ancestor, who was burnt as a witch for creating food so delicious it was said to turn all who tasted it mad. Killian knows he can use this secret to achieve his ambitions.