Summary

Hassan Haji, a boy from Mumbai, embarks, along with his boisterous family, on a picaresque journey first to London and then across Europe, before they ultimately open a restaurant opposite a famous chef, Madame Mallory, in the remote French village of Lumiere.
A culinary war ensues, pitting Hassan's Mumbai-toughened father against the imperious Michelin-starred cordon bleu, until Madame Mallory realizes that Hassan is a cook with natural talents far superior to her own.
©2014 Richard C Morais (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd
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Critic reviews

"Don't read this book if you're hungry. You might eat it." (Simon Beaufoy, Oscar Award winning screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire)
"I enjoyed this book very much. It has great charm and is colorfully written, sensual and evocative" (Joanne Harris)
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5 out of 5 stars
By barbara on 28-07-15

Wonderful

This was a fabulous listen. the prose is magnificent, superb descriptions of food, meals, scenery, yet it is immensely listenable as the narrative moves at a smart pace. It is funny, compassionate, sad and very human. A really enjoyable book, with characters so well drawn and so rounded it felt like they really existed. This is an utterly charming book. If you enjoyed marigold hotel, peter mayle's Provence tales and enjoy a pleasant undemanding yarn you will love this book as much as I did.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Miss Fiona G MacTaggart on 26-07-15

A delight of a journey

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hundred-Foot Journey?

The opening of the Indian restaurant

What about Sartaj Garewal’s performance did you like?

Yes. Clear and full of character

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes. The interplay of characters was at times hilarious and at other times so sad.

Any additional comments?

An entertaining book with great characters and settings. The interplay of cultures and personalities reflects a changing shift in society. Highly enjoyable

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