The Hundred-Foot Journey is the story of Hassan Haji and his family, who leave India after a family tragedy and end up settling in the small village of Lumière, France. They open a noisy family-style Indian restaurant just 100-feet across the road from the fancy and renowned restaurant of Madame Mallory. The 100-feet is at first a huge cultural divide between the Haji family and the prickly Mme. Mallory, but it inspires Hassan to learn French cooking before making his way to Paris to seek his success as a chef.
Another reason I chose The Hundred-Foot Journey was finding out that long-time CTB participant Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla is hosting November's round of the monthly foodie movie event Food 'N Flix, and she selected the movie version of The Hundred-Foot Journey. (You can find her invite here.) We thought it would be a fun opportunity to pair up book and film for those of you interested in combining your book and movie worlds.
Of course, it's strictly optional to do both events and how you do it (a combined post or two separate posts) is up to you!
If you want to join in the crossover fun:
- Read the book and watch the film, make a dish inspired by both, and post it by our joint event deadline of Monday, November 30th.
- If you have one post for both the movie and book, email both Deb & Camilla (email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org) with your entry and let us know that you are doing the combined event.
- Or, if you prefer to make two separate dishes and have a post for each event--one inspired by the book and one inspired by the movie, send each of your entries to the event's respective host. (Send your Cook the Books posts to email@example.com & your Food 'N Flix posts to firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, November 30th.
- I will be rounding up crossover posts and Cook the Books only posts here on the CTB site & Camilla will be rounding up crossover posts and Food 'N Flix only posts on her blog shortly after the joint deadline.
Again, watching the film and joining in Food 'N Flix is optional, so if you just want to read the book, that's perfectly OK--just send your CTB entry to me by Monday, November 30th.
We look forward to seeing what The Hundred-Foot Journey inspires you to create!