The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey

By Richard C. Morais

Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9781476765853, 245pp.

Publication Date: July 8, 2014

Now a major motion picture starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri, produced by Juliet Blake, Oprah Winfrey, and Steven Spielberg: the 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 Alps. The family takes the village by storm, provoking the ire of their neighbor--Madame Mallory, the proprietress of an esteemed French "relais." Only after waging culinary war with the immigrant family does Madame Mallory finally 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.

About the Author
Richard C. Moraisis the editor of Penta", a Barron s website and quarterly magazine. An American raised in Switzerland, Morais has lived most of his life overseas, returning to the United States in 2003.He is the author of The Hundred-Foot Journey" and Buddhaland Brooklyn". He lives in New York City.