A highlight of the summer for my family is going to all the summer movies. This year has offered a particularly exciting ‘can’t wait’ movie that I’ve been working with DreamWorks to announce: The Hundred Foot Journey opening in theaters August 8. Ever since seeing the trailer before summer began I have been counting the days to see it.
Produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, and based on the book by the same name, The Hundred Foot Journey is an adventure for the heart and the senses. It shares the story of an Indian family arriving in France to find their new culinary destiny directly across the way from a traditional Michelin Star French restaurant. The story of cultural and cuisine fusion unfolds with visual beauty, humor and heartwarming humanity.
The beautiful trailer hints at all these aspects of the movie but after attending an early screening I can affirm this IS the movie of the summer. The Hundred Foot Journey delivers a rich, compelling story, which is meaningful without being heavy in the least. A feast for the eyes as well as the palate; certainly anyone vaguely interested in food will love every scene. Each character is unique in their own way, offering a rich cast from the award-winning Helen Mirin playing Madame Mallory, the proprietor of the French restaurant, to relative newcomer Manish Dayal, the naturally gifted Hassan, whose culinary rise is central to the film’s focus. This is the coming together of people and food seemingly incompatible forming an almost magical fusion. And that’s all I’ll say about that. It’s a ‘must see’ and will open a week from today nationwide.
In the spirit of the film, I’ve whipped up a little movie snack of Cardamom-Herbes de Provence Kettle Corn. Two spices from different worlds one would not necessarily imagine together however they are quite harmonious paired in a quick-to-make movie-snacking Kettle Corn. Just enough spice to tease the palate without being heavy-handed.
More on The Hundred Foot Journey including delicious recipes inspired by the film:
My thanks to DreamWorks for supplying the movie poster and trailer for The Hundred-Foot Journey!