Okay, so you all know by now that I am a total foodie. It's bad. My love of food and cooking is so passionate that I am totally guilty of checking out restaurant menus when Facebook and FourSquare friends check in. Yes, even if it's a restaurant 3000 miles away that I will more than likely never visit in my lifetime.
Why do I bother? Well, I absolutely love studying menus from different regions. This gives me awesome ideas, and definitely makes my own cooking more enjoyable. I love nothing more than experimenting with different textures, cooking methods, and flavor profiles. Cooking is an art and a passion, and with a little creativity and a lot of heart, the possibilities are endless.
So when I learned about the great new movie from DreamWorks Pictures, "The Hundred Foot Journey", I was absolutely thrilled. You see, this is a movie for all of the foodies out there, like me!
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.
Check out this fantastic new trailer, which is now available on Yahoo! Movies:
Doesn't this look fabulous! Not only is "The Hundred Foot Journey" a film that chefs and foodies will enjoy, it's also a story of tolerance, acceptance, and working together for a greater good. I personally cannot WAIT to see this film. It's at the tippity-top of my summer movie must-see list!
To learn more about "The Hundred Foot Journey", you can check them out on various social media outlets:
"The Hundred Foot Journey" will hit theaters everywhere on August 8, 2014!
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