I really delighted that THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY is now a major Hollywood film, and Alma Books have released a film tie-in edition.
The Hundred-Foot Journey has recently been made into a film starring Helen Mirren and directed by Lasse Hallström (director of Chocolat and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen). The film will be released in the US on 8th August and in the UK on 5th September. It tells the story of a culinary war between a boisterous Indian family who open a restaurant in a sleepy French village opposite a renowned Michelin-starred chef.
Way back in June 2011 I reviewed The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C Morais. which was published by Alma Books.
I really enjoyed the story, here's just a little of what I said at the time:
"The story revolves around Hassan - the gifted and talented chef of the family, but his extended family, especially his father are all wonderfully portrayed. Larger than life characters with an authentic voice and some laugh out loud funny antics. When Hassan's mother is tragically killed, his father decides that he will pack up his family and move to Europe. And so begins their hectic journey, first to London and then to a small village in France. It is in the village of Lumiere that Hassan fulfils his potential. When the highly respected Michelin starred chef Madame Mallory first realises that this rag-tag Indian family intend to open a restaurant opposite her own, she is mortified, and the battles between her and Papa are fierce - yet so funny at the same time. Eventually though, after some painful times, Madame Mallory realises that Hassan has the potential to be a world-class chef and so she sets him on his journey to his own Michelin star.This really is a wonderful read - it will appeal to fans of Joanne Harris' 'Chocolat' and Anthony Capella's 'The Food of Love'. With vivid descriptions, not just of the delicious food, but of the characters too and a charming story, the reader is captured and transported into the world of haute-cuisine."
I'm really looking forward to seeing the film, if you'd like a little taster of what you can expect, check out the film trailer: