The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey

By (author) Richard C. Morais

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The Hundred-foot Journey is the story of Hassan Haji, a boy from Mumbai who embarks, along with his boisterous family, on a picaresque journey first to London and then across Europe, before they ultimately open a restaurant opposite a famous chef, Madame Mallory, in the remote French village of Lumiere. A culinary war ensues, pitting Hassan's Mumbai-toughened father against the imperious Michelin-starred cordon bleu, until Madame Mallory realizes that Hassan is a cook with natural talents far superior to her own.

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 21mm | 276g
  • 16 May 2011
  • Alma Books Ltd
  • Surrey
  • English
  • 1846881331
  • 9781846881336
  • 7,365

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Born in Lisbon and raised in Switzerland, Morais is an American who has lived most of his life overseas. He started his writing career in New York in 1984, moved to London for Forbes in '86 where he lived for 17 years, eventually becoming European Bureau Chief and Senior Editor. He won three awards and was nominated six times at the London-based Business Journalist Of The Year Awards. His first book, an unauthorized biography of Pierre Cardin, was published to critical acclaim by Bantam Press in 1991. Morais's fiction was a semi-finalist in the 2004 William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition. His short story, 'Confessions of an Aerophobe', was short-listed for Britain's Ian St James Award and published in the literary magazine, Acclaim. The Hundred-foot Journey is his first novel.

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"Don't read this book if you're hungry. You might eat it." - Simon Beaufoy, Oscar-Award-winning screenwriter, Slumdog Millionaire "I enjoyed this book very much. It has great charm and is colorfully written, sensual and evocative." - Joanne Harris "A gorgeous novel, vivid and intimate, tracing a journey from kitchen to kitchen, from culture to culture, with a perfect touch." - Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief "For anyone who loves food, and who cares for character, the book's a banquet." -Simon Callow "A culinary 'journey' from Mumbai to Paris." - The Independent "A warm, lively and sensory novel, and above all, a loving homage to food." - Booktrust

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Customer reviews

Definitely a must-read!

After receiving this book as a present, I began reading and found it hard to put down. The description in this book is so captivating and takes you on an exciting food journey around the world. It is as brilliant as the cover of the book!show more
by Lauren