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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri, directed by Lasse Hallstrom, and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Juliet Blake, DreamWorks Studios, and Participant Media.

“That skinny Indian teenager has that mysterious something that comes along once a generation. He is one of those rare chefs who is simply born. He is an artist.”

And so begins the rise of Hassan Haji, the unlikely gourmand who recounts his life’s journey in Richard Morais’s charming novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey. Lively and brimming with the colors, flavors, and scents of the kitchen, The Hundred-Foot Journey is a succulent treat about family, nationality, and the mysteries of good taste.

Born above his grandfather’s modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan first experienced life through intoxicating whiffs of spicy fish curry, trips to the local markets, and gourmet outings with his mother. But when tragedy pushes the family out of India, they console themselves by eating their way around the world, eventually settling in Lumière, a small village in the French Alps.

The boisterous Haji family takes Lumière by storm. They open an inexpensive Indian restaurant opposite an esteemed French relais—that of the famous chef Madame Mallory—and infuse the sleepy town with the spices of India, transforming the lives of its eccentric villagers and infuriating their celebrated neighbor. Only after Madame Mallory wages culinary war with the immigrant family, does she finally agree to mentor young Hassan, leading him to Paris, the launch of his own restaurant, and a slew of new adventures.

The Hundred-Foot Journey is about how the hundred-foot distance between a new Indian kitchen and a traditional French one can represent the gulf between different cultures and desires. A testament to the inevitability of destiny, this is a fable for the ages—charming, endearing, and compulsively readable.

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The Hundred-Foot Journey
November 3rd, 2014
A very well-written story of an Indian boy becoming a top French chef.More interesting than one would think.
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Interesting
October 23rd, 2014
Such a good read !!!!!!!!!!
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Yum!
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Book is a feast. Enjoyable and absorbing. Very life affirming.
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Yum!
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Book is a feast. Enjoyable and absorbing. Very life affirming.
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Yum!
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Book is a feast. Enjoyable and absorbing. Very life affirming.
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Yum!
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Book is a feast. Enjoyable and absorbing. Very life affirming.
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The Hundred Foot Journey
August 23rd, 2014
A good read. Enlightening look into the restaurant industry. Some what superficial in that so many areas are touched upon but never delved into. Still interesting from a restaurant business perspective
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The Hundred Foot Journey
August 23rd, 2014
A good read. Enlightening look into the restaurant industry. Some what superficial in that so many areas are touched upon but never delved into. Still interesting from a restaurant business perspective
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Lovely
August 14th, 2014
Lovely book. Great for aspiring chefs.
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The hundred foot journey
July 5th, 2014
Excellent book, superbly written...can't wait for the movie!
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Yummy!
February 1st, 2014
Every word is a delicious bite!
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