Every Bite Takes You Home – The Hundred-Foot Journey #FoodieFriday

Photo from The Hundred-Food Journey

Last week I had the great fortune to see the movie The Hundred-Foot Journey and also have a cooking lesson at Le Cordon Bleu. It was fantastic and magical and amazing. the food we made was spectacular and the food that was made for us was even better. One of the themes of the movie is that Every Bite Takes You Home. Is there some food that brings back a memory for you? Allison teases me that every story I have revolves around food. I love food and I have food memories that take me back to experiences. I’ll be talking about just what food is the one that takes me back to one of my favorite memories ever in a post later this week when I talk about my experience with the movie and with the trip to Le Cordon Bleu.

The recipes below were all created by Food Network star Chef Bar Arneson who was inspired to create 6 absolutely delicious dishes after she saw the film. Click on the images to see the full size recipe.

Coriander Tuna

Green Bean & Potato Curry

Minty Lemon Lassi

BBQ Chicken

Mint Edame Soup

Avocado Salad

Learn more about The Hundred-Foot Journey Movie below.


Genre: Comedy/Drama
Rating: TBD
U.S. Release date: August 8, 2014
Running time: TBD

Cast: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Charoltte Le Bon
Director: Lasse Hallström
Producer: Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Juliet Blake
Executive Producer: Caroline Hewitt, Carla Gardini
Co-Producer: Raphael Benoliel
Screenplay by: Steven Knight
Based on: The novel “The Hundred-Foot Journey” by Richard C. Morais

In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” 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.

100 Foot Journey image

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, with marjoram and madras, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy’s drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.

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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY arrives in theaters everywhere on August 8th!