The Hundred-Foot Journey (Paperback)

By Richard C. Morais

Scribner Book Company, 9781476765853, 245pp.

Publication Date: July 8, 2014

July 2010 Indie Next List

“From India to London to Lumiere - and then, ah, to Paree! - oh, what a great travel tale! And the people - I just loved them all. For foodies, it will be a delicious topping to a cake, and for travel buffs, Great fun to follow the adventures of a large Indian family. It's a delectable read - one to savor and enjoy.”
— Roberta Rubin, The Book Stall At Chestnut, Winnetka, IL
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Description

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.
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