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The Hundred-Foot Journey Club

Anyone who has made or dreams of making a hundred-foot journey can join. My goal is to build a community of like-minded people who understand that even the smallest events and initiatives can transform one’s life for the better. If you have a hundred-foot journey story you’d like to share, please write it up or make a short video and send it to me. Every month my team and I will pick the tale we find most moving, and, upon anointing our hundred-foot honoree, will send them a signed copy of The Hundred-Foot Journey book. I look forward to hearing from you.

The Hundred-Foot Journey

In my novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey, there is a key moment when the book’s narrator, Hassan Haji, crosses the village street between his family’s restaurant, Maison Mumbai, and the two-star French restaurant, Le Saule Pleureur, across the way. “It was such a small journey, in feet, but it felt like I was striding from one end of the universe to the other, the light of the Alps illuminating my way... READ MORE

The Hundred-Foot Journey Movie

I’m thrilled to announce that DreamWorks is adapting my novel into a feature film produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake.... READ MORE

Latest Journeys

Chapter One

I, Hassan Haji, was born, the second of six children, above my grandfather’s restaurant on the Napean Sea Road in what was then called West Bombay, two decades before the great city was renamed Mumbai. I suspect my destiny was written from the very start, for my first sensation of life was the smell of machli ka salan, a spicy fish curry, rising through the floorboards to the cot in my parents’ room above the restaurant. To this day I can recall the sensation of those cot bars pressed up coldly against my toddler’s face, my nose poked out as far as possible and searching the air for that aromatic packet of cardamom, fish heads, and palm oil, which, even… READ MORE

November 25, 2013

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