The Hundred-Foot Journey

Hundred_foot I had lunch with a friend about a week ago and she handed me the debut novel called  The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais.  She loved it so much that she brought me a copy and said I had to read it.  Needless to say, I was totally intrigued. 

I picked up the book on Tuesday night after hunkering down for the evening.  I closed my eyes after I read the last page and closed the book.  What a wonderful book. 

This book is about food, family and life.  It begins in India and grabs our senses.  We follow the family moving from India to London and then to a small village in the French Alps.  They have always been in the restaurant business.  They open up a restaurant in the French Alps across the street from a Michelin rated restaurant who is aghast at having an Indian restaurant across the street yet the son is an incredible cook.  Like a perfect ear, he has the perfect palate.  Tensions arise but in the end this Michelin rated chef helps this young man from India rise to the top of the food chain in Paris.

It is a wonderful journey through food and culture.  What I also loved is how the author wove real life stories through the novel.  Stories that actually happened in the food world in Paris.

A beautiful book.  If you love food, it is a must read.