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Friday, June 20, 2014

Gratin Dauphinois - The Hundred-Foot Journey

I would love to see this movie. I will have to wait for the DVD, but I think it sounds very intriguing and I can't wait to see the romance. What? Romance. I meant all that cooking of the meals so that I'll sit there with my mouth watering and wondering why I didn't have the gift of chef :)

The story line though familiar, sounds entertaining and I'm sure they'll have a few surprises. And to top it off it's French! Whooot!


Of course I will have to try this recipe: Let me know if you give it a cook!

Gratin Dauphinois - The Hundred-Foot Journey

1.5L/1 1/2 qt Milk                                              Freshly Grounded pepper
Freshly grated nutmeg                                        120g/ 4pz Grated Gruyere cheese
1 pc Bouquet garni                                             Unsalted Butter, or softened for gratin dish
2 Cloves garlic                                                  Salt and pepper
165mL / 5 1/2 oz Heavy cream
1.2kg/ 2 1/2 lbs Potatoes, firm-fleshed

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 190C (380F)
2. Coat a deep, ovenproof dish with softened butter and reserve in the refrigerator
3. Combine the milk, freshly grated nutmeg, bouquet garni, and garlic in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring the liquid to a boil, remove it from the heat, and leave it to infuse for 5 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, wash and peel the potatoes and slice them thinly, about 1/8" / 3mm. Do not rinse the potatoes as the starch is needed.
Layer the potato slices tightly in the buttered dish and season each new layer with salt and pepper.
5. Stir the cream into the hot milk then pour through a fine mesh sieve onto the potatoes. Let rest for 1 to 2 minutes. The potatoes will absorb the liquid and the level will decrease. Top up with the remaining liquid. Repeat until all the milk mixture is used. Season the top and sprinkle generously with grated cheese. Cover the dish with buttered parchment paper and foil.
6. Place it in the oven to cook for 1 hour or until the potatoes are easily pierced with a knife.
7. Remove the foil and parchment paper and return the dish to the oven to brown until the surface is golden.
8. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.




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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY
DREAMWORKS PICTURES and PARTICIPANT MEDIA

Twitter: @The100FtJourney #100FootJourney


Genre:                          Comedy/Drama
Rating:                          TBD
U.S. Release date:        August 8, 2014
Running time:                TBD

Cast:                            Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Charoltte Le Bon
Director:                       Lasse Hallström           
Producer:                      Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Juliet Blake               
Executive Producer:      Caroline Hewitt, Carla Gardini
Co-Producer:                Raphael Benoliel
Screenplay by:              Steven Knight
Based on:                     The novel “The Hundred-Foot Journey” by Richard C. Morais
                       
In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory's culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan's gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, with marjoram and madras, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy’s drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.


In DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” the opening of a new Indian restaurant in the south of France, next to a famous Michelin starred eatery, is nearly cause for an all-out war between the two establishments until Le Saule Pleureur’s icy proprietress Madame Mallory recognizes her rival’s undeniable brilliance for preparing masterful meals.


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In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory's culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan's gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, with marjoram and madras, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy’s drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.

Directed by Lasse Hallström, and starring Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren, “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. The executive producers are Caroline Hewitt and Carla Gardini. The screenplay is written by Steven Knight, based on the novel “The Hundred-Foot Journey” by Richard C. Morais.


“The Hundred-Foot Journey will be released in theaters on August 8, 2014.



Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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6 comments :

  1. French like your name! :) And I would try that recipe. :)

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    1. Finally right :) I love French movies!

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  2. I like Helen.. She is a great actress

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  3. I cannot wait to see this movie. It looks so good. And, I adore Helen Mirren, she is a fantastic actress. I am definitely off to the movies when it is released over here. :)

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    1. Ooh and it's French :)
      I 'll have to wait for DVD but I don't mind :)

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I appreciate your thoughts - Colette

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