So, I’m quite aware that the point of my blog is to share my culinary experiences. However, I think it’s only right that I tell you about all aspects of my food journey, including those of a visual nature.
I have just stepped out of the cinema, having watched The Hundred-Foot Journey and I must say, as uncommon as this is, I have no words.
But I suppose I will manage to string a few sentences together for the benefit of my beloved readers.
The movie tells the story of an Indian family who suffers the tragic loss of their wife and mother. They move to a small village in France.
One of the sons is a talented cook, taught by his mother, and the father is quite adamant to buy a derelict building for his family to transform into an Indian restaurant. The only problem is, there is a very popular Michelin starred, French restaurant just one hundred feet away.
From there we, along with the family, experience happiness, sadness, anger, laughter, love and above all…food!
The images of ingredients and finished dishes are mouthwateringly gorgeous and all you want to do is climb into the screen and join each scene for dinner. I found myself growing attached to the family and wanted to carry on with them even after the credits. It probably doesn’t help that the lead character and chef, Hassan, is incredibly easy on the eyes.
His father is possibly the funniest character I’ve come across in a movie. With his one-liners and dry sense of humour, he really lifts the film. Even in more serious moments he lightens the mood – a definite highlight for me.
A beautiful movie filled with beautiful people, beautiful scenery and beautiful food.
A must see for foodies (and females) the world over!