The inspiration for a major motion picture co-produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey and starring Helen Mirren, this debut novel by longtime Forbes correspondent Richard Morais follows a young man from India with a genius for cooking. Forced to leave their hometown, his family makes a wayward exodus before landing in a village in the French Alps, where they open a restaurant and wake up the sleepy town with the spices of India. But across the street, only a hundred feet away, is the restaurant of the famous French chef Madame Mallory, and for her, this Indian invasion can only mean culinary war.
"Serious foodies will swoon. Morais throws himself into the kind of descriptive writing that makes reading a gastronomic event."—Washington Post