The Hundred-Foot Journey: A Novel

Paperback | July 8, 2014

byRichard C. Morais

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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 Lumière, 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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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 resta...

Richard C. Morais is 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, which is a New York Times Bestseller. He also wrote Buddhaland Brooklyn.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.7 inPublished:July 8, 2014Publisher:ScribnerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1476765855

ISBN - 13:9781476765853

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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

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“This novel, of mythic proportions yet told with truly heartfelt realism, is a stunning tribute to the devotion of family and food, in that order.”