In honor of DreamWorks Pictures’ charming new movie THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY starring Helen Mirren, Food Network star Chef Bar Arneson was inspired to create 6 absolutely delicious dishes after she saw the film. The fourth recipe is Avocado and Chickpea Salad.
In keeping with the theme of the movie, “Every bite takes you home,” I am curious to know what bite takes YOU home? For me, the smell of cinnamon raisin bread reminds me of my grandmother's Cinnamon Raisin Loaf that she used to bake with and for us.
This new movie, staring Helen Mirren and Manish Dayal, opens in theatres 8/8. Watch for more posts about my trip to LA for the #100FootJourneyEvent, where I screened the movie, interviewed Manish Dayal, and took a cooking class at Le Cordon Bleu!
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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY arrives in theaters everywhere on August 8th!
In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant—the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate to all out war between the two establishments—until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory's culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan's gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.
“The Hundred-Foot Journey” abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, with marjoram and madras, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy’s drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.
Directed by Lasse Hallström, and starring Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren, “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Juliet Blake. The executive producers are Caroline Hewitt and Carla Gardini. The screenplay is written by Steven Knight, based on the novel “The Hundred-Foot Journey” by Richard C. Morais.
“The Hundred-Foot Journey will be released in theaters on August 8, 2014.