The charming, funny and compulsively readable novel about restaurant rivalry, the desperate quest for Michelin Stars and the hundred-foot distance between a new Indian kitchen and a traditional French restaurant in Paris, is now a major movie.
Now a major motion picture starring HELEN MIRREN, OM PURI, MANISH DAYAL and CHARLOTTE LE BON, The Hundred-Foot Journey is a culinary fairytale - hailed as 'Slumdog Millionaire meets Ratatouille' by The New York Times Book Review - about a young Indian boy who becomes a three-star chef in Paris.
Born above his grandfather's modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan Haji first experienced life through intoxicating whiffs of spicy fish curry, trips to the local markets and gourmet outings with his mother. But when tragedy strikes, the Hajis leave India and embark on a journey around the world, eventually opening an Indian restaurant in Lumiere, a small town in the French mountains. The family takes the village by storm, provoking the ire of their neighbour - Madame Mallory, the proprietress of an esteemed French relais. Only after waging culinary war with the immigrant family does Madame Mallory agree to mentor young Hassan, leading him to Paris and a host of new adventures. A testament to the inevitability of destiny, this is a fable for the ages: charming, endearing and compulsively readable.
Richard C. Morais is the editor of Barron's Penta, a website and quarterly magazine providing advice to wealthy families. An American raised in Switzerland, Morais was stationed in London for eighteen years, where he was Forbes's European bureau chief. He now lives in New York and is the author of The Hundred-Foot Journey and Buddhaland Brooklyn.
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