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The Resource The hundred-foot journey : a novel, Richard C. Morais

The hundred-foot journey : a novel, Richard C. Morais

Label
The hundred-foot journey : a novel
Title
The hundred-foot journey
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Richard C. Morais
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"That skinny Indian teenager has that mysterious something that comes along once a generation. He is one of those rare chefs who is simply born. He is an artist." And so begins the rise of Hassan Haji, the unlikely gourmand who recounts his life's journey in this novel. Lively and brimming with the colors, flavors, and scents of the kitchen, it is a succulent treat about family, nationality, and the mysteries of good taste. Born above his grandfather's modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan first experienced life through intoxicating whiffs of spicy fish curry, trips to the local markets, and gourmet outings with his mother. But when tragedy pushes the family out of India, they console themselves by eating their way around the world, eventually settling in Lumière, a small village in the French Alps. The boisterous Haji family takes Lumière by storm. They open an inexpensive Indian restaurant opposite an esteemed French relais, that of the famous chef Madame Mallory, and infuse the sleepy town with the spices of India, transforming the lives of its eccentric villagers and infuriating their celebrated neighbor. Only after Madame Mallory wages culinary war with the immigrant family, does she finally agree to mentor young Hassan, leading him to Paris, the launch of his own restaurant, and a slew of new adventures. This story is about how the hundred-foot distance between a new Indian kitchen and a traditional French one can represent the gulf between different cultures and desires. It is a fable that is a testament to the inevitability of destiny
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morais, Richard C.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.O584
LC item number
H86 2010
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cooks
  • Restaurateurs
  • Restaurants
  • East Indians
  • France
Label
The hundred-foot journey : a novel, Richard C. Morais
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1008/2009050619-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An earlier edition of this work was originally published in India in 2008 by HarperCollins Publishers India"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources
Contents
Mumbai -- London -- Lumiè̀re -- Paris
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
vii, 245 p.
Isbn
9781476765853
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009050619
System control number
  • ocn464593399
  • (OCoLC)464593399
Label
The hundred-foot journey : a novel, Richard C. Morais
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1008/2009050619-d.html
Publication
Note
"An earlier edition of this work was originally published in India in 2008 by HarperCollins Publishers India"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources
Contents
Mumbai -- London -- Lumiè̀re -- Paris
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
vii, 245 p.
Isbn
9781476765853
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009050619
System control number
  • ocn464593399
  • (OCoLC)464593399

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