Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Hundred Foot Journey + Recipes #100FootJourney #FoodieFriday

The Hundred Foot Journey open August 8th. It's a FOOD movie. I love a food movie. It also stars Helen Mirren. I love Helen Mirren. So we're off to a really good start!

The studio describes the film as the story of Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) a culinary ingĂ©nue 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 (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.

It looks and sounds like a fun ride. Until it opens next month the studio has been releasing great recipes on Fridays. You can see all the recipes on The Hundred Foot Journey facebook page. Here are 3 of them that I think look particularly yummy! I only have one suggestion in Scalloped Potatoe recipes I always substitute thyme for nutmeg.

Now, who do I know who might have a Madeline pan???

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