Double Journal!

1. “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 floor boards to the cot in my parents room above the restaurant.” (Chapter 1, Page 3)…

The Five Hundred Foot Journey …

Hassan’s adventure to Paris so far is strangely easy. Mallory even though she sometimes seemed evil, got him where he needed to go, considering his new boss is a distant cousin of Mallory. Even though she obviously denies the fact of ever helping him. His life just…

The past is old news.

Hassan settles into his new home across the street in a tiny attic at Le Saule Pleureur. Right away he begins his training with Mallory which includes everything from A-Z except cooking? Mondays are his only days off which he spends back at home with…

Will things ever get better?

Once again … things get heated. The next morning when Mallory heads to the supermarket extremely early and clears it out, literally. When Papa heads to the market and figures out what had happened, he says to Hassan “Don’t worry, this time we fight”. Mallory…

All About Hassan

Title: The Hundred Foot Journey ; Author: Richard C. Morais ; Character: Hassan Haji What do I know about the character? Hassan Haji has lived a very tough life so far and has gone through much more than any child should have to at his age….

Lumiere

Madame Gertrude Mallory is the newest character introduced. She watches the Haji family settle in to their new home from her bedroom window, right across the street. We learn that she is a descendant of a huge hotel family but works very hard aside from…

A Fresh Start.

An unexpected event changes the plans for the Haji Family. After Hassan is caught making out with his “toilet seat” cousin, Papa purchases 3 Mercedes and decides to travel across Europe for a new home as their current situation is clearly not working out. Hassan…

1 step forward , 2 steps back

Hassan’s transition to England is very stressful so far and him and his family don’t have very much time to adjust to the culture shock. He feels empty and cold while entering what feels like a new world. Hassan is now a full fledged teenager…

All things come unexpected …

Hassan makes his first mark in the cooking industry when he steps into a family argument over an old chicken recipe that isn’t being sold in the family restaurant, the result of his advice is very exciting for him as the new dish now becomes…

The Hundred Foot Journey …

My book starts off with the Main Character, Hassan Haji the seond boy of 6 children, who lives in Mumbai, India (Bombay) re-telling the past life experiences of his Grandparents Bapagi, his grandfather and Ammi, his grandmother before their current life together right now. He starts…