The Hundred Foot Journey‘s promotional video from Simon & Schuster (2010)
Richard C. Morais cooking two dishes from The Hundred-Foot Journey with superchef Floyd Cardoz of Tabla in New York. Hear Chef Cardoz talk about how the fictional Hassan Haji miraculously mirrored his own rise as a chef.
In early 2009, Richard C. Morais spent a Saturday with book clubs in California’s Bay Area, reading from The Hundred-Foot Journey, answering questions, and signing books. Below are video excerpts from the event, but I have also added, at the very end, two video clips of me making a clam and mussels soup, found in the pages of The Hundred-Foot Journey.
Morais introduces the book and reads a lively opening scene, complete with accents.
Morais talks about his family’s love of cooking and how reality and fiction feed off of each other.
Discussing how the novel was researched.
About balancing the demands of life and writing fiction.
Morais talks about the book as a film (since optioned) and Bollywood.
Discussing the book’s underlying theme: how an individual’s calling can sometimes be at odds with his heritage and sense of “home.”
Morais answers final questions and then reads a scene from the book when a pig is butchered.
Morais signs books at the end of the California book club reading.
How to make the clam dish in The Hundred-Foot Journey (Part 1)
How to make the clam dish in The Hundred-Foot Journey (Part 2)