The Hundred-Foot Journey: A Novel

Kobo ebook | July 6, 2010

byRichard C. Morais

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Slumdog Millionaire meets Ratatouille” (The New York Times Book Review) in this “delicious fairytale-like read” (NPR) about family, nationality, and the mysteries of good taste.

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 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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“Slumdog Millionaire meets Ratatouille” (The New York Times Book Review) in this “delicious fairytale-like read” (NPR) about family, nationality, and the mysteries of good taste.Born above his grandfather’s modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan Haji first experienced life through intoxicating whiffs of spicy fish curry, trips to the loca...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 6, 2010Publisher:ScribnerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1439165661

ISBN - 13:9781439165669

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Read the book then watch the movie This is an exciting book. From the very start. It's colourful, flavorful and rich in culture. Highly recommended reading this book before watching the movie. Two thumbs up and a big toe! :)
Date published: 2015-04-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Watch the movie instead This book was really bad. The first half was really good but the last segment (in paris) just didn't work for me. There were a bunch of new characters introduced - just in the 50 last pages. To be frank, the last half was just a bunch of random events that have to connection to the storyline itself just randomly pieced together. Don't waste your time and watch the movie instead. Or if you do want to read it, read it until the story gets to Paris and then just put the book away
Date published: 2015-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Hundred-Foot Journey A very well-written story of an Indian boy becoming a top French chef.More interesting than one would think.
Date published: 2014-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting Such a good read !!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2014-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I really enjoyed this book. The characters and the food.
Date published: 2014-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yum! Book is a feast. Enjoyable and absorbing. Very life affirming.
Date published: 2014-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yum! Book is a feast. Enjoyable and absorbing. Very life affirming.
Date published: 2014-09-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Yum! Book is a feast. Enjoyable and absorbing. Very life affirming.
Date published: 2014-09-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Yum! Book is a feast. Enjoyable and absorbing. Very life affirming.
Date published: 2014-09-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Hundred Foot Journey 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
Date published: 2014-08-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Hundred Foot Journey 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
Date published: 2014-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The one hundred foot journey Lovely book. Salivating description.
Date published: 2014-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely Lovely book. Great for aspiring chefs.
Date published: 2014-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The hundred foot journey Excellent book, superbly written...can't wait for the movie!
Date published: 2014-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy! Every word is a delicious bite!
Date published: 2014-02-01