Soaring Through The Pages - North Delta Book Club

This months book is : The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais-----------------

"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 Richard Morais' charming novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey. Lively and brimming with the colors, flavors, and scents of the kitchen, The Hundred-Foot Journey 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.



The Hundred-Foot Journey 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. A testament to the inevitability of destiny, this is a fable for the ages; charming, endearing, and compulsively readable

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  • Lalena

    It was nice seeing you all ladies! Jo, your treats were delicious, thank you!!

    1 · July 19

  • Linda K.

    Hello All, I will not be at the July meeting nor August. Lots going on with grandkids, family, vacation time. Hope to see you at the September meeting. Happy Summer! Enjoy some down time.

    July 8

    • Sharon

      Enjoy your Grandkids and the sun Linda :)

      July 18

    • Linda K.

      in the process of doing so :) but Grandma needs a rest this weekend ahhhh....

      July 18

  • Sharon

    Great night as usual Ladies ! Thanks for the lovely treats Jo :)

    July 18

  • Margot

    Despite the fact the book got mixed reviews, it provided a lively discussion. Thank you Jo for providing the yummy treats.

    1 · July 18

  • Tammy R.

    Thanks for the great conversation which I'm sure some feel was better than the book LOL
    Joanna thank you for the yummy goodies.

    July 17

  • Michele C.

    Hope you all have fun! I will miss hearing what you all think about the book.

    July 8

  • Michele C.

    Just a heads up for the people waiting. It looks like I won't be able to make it this month. I am still trying to arrange things, so I can, so I don't want to give up my spot quite yet.

    July 5

    • Lalena

      Lol.. That's exactly who I imagined it would be!

      July 7

    • Michele C.

      It is Helen Miren and the actor is from Slum Dog Millionaire. You can go to Cinemaclock and check out upcoming films. It starts August 8 and check out the trailer for the movie.

      July 7

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