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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 Lumiere, a small village in the French Alps. The boisterous Haji family takes Lumiere 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
Summary
The story of Hassan Haji, a boy from Mumbai, who ends up opening a restaurant in a quiet French village thus triggering a culinary war with the fancy haute cuisine place opposite
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
356148
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.O584
LC item number
H86 2011
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1190
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The hundred-foot journey : a novel, Richard C. Morais
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
5661286
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 245 p.
Isbn
9781439165645
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
2009050619
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn703218598
  • (OCoLC)703218598
Label
The hundred-foot journey : a novel, Richard C. Morais
Publication
Control code
5661286
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 245 p.
Isbn
9781439165645
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
2009050619
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn703218598
  • (OCoLC)703218598

Library Locations

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