It is official, I am in love with this movie. Lasse Hallstrom has done it again! The Hundred Foot Journey is not just delicious food, it’s not just classic France or opulent India and breathtaking cinematography; It’s a sweet and compelling story about proud “culturally” defined people, leading deliciously dramatic and enticingly authentic, dedicated lifestyles.
As a cultural tourist and movie foodie, this movie spoke to every cell in my body. I can not say it enough, I love, love, love this movie. It is fantastic and entertaining and that is what I want in a movie like this. It was like a two hour vacation. I get more than enough ugly stuff on the news every day!
So what about the food? Word has it that “Top Chef Masters” winner Floyd Cardoz is the mastermind behind much of what we see on film and without the use of a food stylist. Cardoz came up with the omelet spiced with coriander and the boeuf bourguignon infused with ginger, Aleppo pepper and cumin. According to Cardoza, this is real food. The food is amazing from the first scene until the very last, this movie delivers the food. Here is just a taste: