100 Foot Journey

Have you heard of The Hundred Foot Journey? It is one of the upcoming films coming from Dreamworks Pictures later this summer. And one of the best parts? It’s about food! Ummm… who doesn’t like food, right?!

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100 Foot Journey

The Hundred Foot Journey

First, let’s distinguish exactly what The Hundred Foot Journey is about. Then we’ll get to the delicious recipe they are featuring today! Let’s go with the “long version” today:

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.

Okay, now that is settled. We can move on to the yummy part of #FoodieFriday… the recipe! Today’s featured delicacy is Gratin Dauphinois. Take a look at how to prepare this delightful dish:

Gratin Dauphinois

Sounds fabulous, right?! The movie and the dish.

The Hundred Foot Journey comes to theaters on August 8, 2014, and stars Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Charoltte Le Bon. It is based on the novel The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais. The movie is directed by Lasse Hallström and produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. That’s a pretty nice star-studded crew there! I can’t wait to see this movie!

The 100 Foot Journey

Learn more about the movie and catch more #FoodieFriday recipes by liking The Hundred Foot Journey on Facebook and following @the100ftJourney on Twitter.

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