The One Hundred Foot Journey
|February 22, 2015||Posted by admin under Drama, Fiction|
This was a very interesting book as it takes the reader on a “virtual journey” from the so called slums of India to the beautiful hills and countryside of France. Even though the backgrounds of the major characters are very far apart they all have one thing in common and that is their love for good food.
It starts out with an Indian family trying to make a living for themselves by starting a small family restaurant. It takes on the trials and turmoils this family has to face as they try to rise above their station in life. There are struggles they must face as they fight for their home from their own countrymen. A terrible family tragedy forces them to flee from the only place they have known as their home to an unknown country where they face discrimination and abuse–the very thing that caused them to leave their home in the first place.
This book takes you along for their journey as they try to make a name for themselves in the restaurant business in a country that is foreign to them. A country that eventually becomes home to them allowing them to express their love for all things related to food.
It also tells of a famous chef who takes a young Indian boy under her wing and teaches him all that she knows which gives him the opportunity to spread his wings and move from the small French countryside to the busy city of Paris. How even through his fame and fortune he never forgets his family roots or the Madame that took a chance on him.
From the rough beginnings of a village in India to a famous French restaurant in the heart of Paris this book will capture you until the very end.
For more information on this book or to get your very own copy, visit the publisher’s website here.
Please note, this book was recently made into a major motion picture starring Helen Mirren and Om Puri. If you have watched the movie and read the book, let us know what you think of any similarities or differences in the comments section below.