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The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Author(s): Richard C Morais

Location(s): France, Mumbai (Bombay)

Genre(s): Fiction, Food and Drink

Era(s): Modern

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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 Lumie re. 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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‘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

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