Monday, November 17, 2014

The Hundred Foot Journey: A Great Travel Read

I was gifted this book (The Hundred Foot Journey) on my birthday by my friend and it turned out to be one of the most entertaining travel books I have read in a long while. A work of fiction, this novel is about the story of a Indian restaurant family from Mumbai who move away from Mumbai due to trouble in Mumbai before finally settling in France. The book is about food, the Indian and the French cultures and a bit of travel.

I am a foodie, love the French culture to an extent and love traveling and hence when I started reading this book, it kept me captivated till I finished it. An easy read, Robert C Morais, the author has done a lot of research into the foods and cultures of India and France and through this book brings out a very alluring story, especially through a rich gastronomical journey.

The Hundred-Foot Journey Book Review
There is drama. There are fights. There is good food. And there is a nice story. The book also offers a great insight into the French culture, its foods, its places and a lot of its culture. The Indian family also travel a bit in this story, so you get a good idea of Western Europe and their favorite foods.

Now that I have read the book, I would like to watch the movie next and see which one is better, the book or the movie. If you have a long flight, a long layover, a long journey or a relaxed holiday, I would definitely recommend you this book. It is so good that you will not be able to put it down. Or at least that was the case with me.

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