The Hundred-Foot Journey: Comforts of Food and Home

By Haley Houseman

The Hundred-Foot Journey is as much about the homes we carry with us, as it is about the food and culture that make us who we are. Adapted from the 2010 novel of the same name by Richard C. Morais, it is the story of an immigrant family driven from their home (and restaurant) in Mumbai by political upheaval and an incident of firebombing. Guided by the widowed and ceaselessly stubborn Papa, the Kadam family moves to London and eventually France, where the clash of cultures produces plenty of drama and an eventual melding.

The scenes of Indian life and food are rich, tra...

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