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How to Make Beef Bourguinon from The Hundred-Foot Journey starring Helen Mirren

Last week, via the Dreaming of France meme, I met Sally Tharpe Rowles, a lucky lady who was living in France at the time the upcoming The Hundred Foot Journey was being filmed in the village of St. Antonin. Based on the novel by Richard Morais about a young Indian chef who opens a restaurant across the street from Madame Mallory's Michelin-rated restaurant, the movie stars Helen Mirren as Mallory and Manish Day as the Indian chef. Here's Sally's post about discovering that a film was going to be shot in St. Antonin and her meeting the wife of cinematographer, Linus Sandgren. 

I'm not much of a foodie, no one has ever confused me for a chef, but I'm addicted to all the food shows on television. From what Sally says in her post about the book, the movie should be a feast for the eyes.
"The novel delves into the the politics & cutthroat competitive nature of the Michelin star system. It is peppered with culinary tidbits from the tastes & smells of simple country fare to the richest of French haut cuisine. I would have to say that I found the colorful & spicy references to the exotic Indian culinary offerings more enticing than the descriptions of the over the top French indulgences. It will be interesting to see just how all of this talk of food will be recreated onto film."

Image courtesy of Sally Tharpe Rowles 

Along with a superb food stylist (I'm still checking to see who is credited with the task) it would be Sally's new friend, Linus Sandgren the cinematographer, charged with executing director Lasse Hallstrom's vision, who would be responsible for shooting the plates properly.  

Beef Bourguinon a la Hassan
Photo provided by Dreamworks

If the Beef Bourguinon looks good to you, and you actually enjoy the process of 'cooking' vs my preference (watching other people cook) Dreamworks has provided the recipe presented by Chef Floyd Cardoz. Don't miss the video below where Chef Cardoz and author Richard C. Morais take us through it, Cardoz comparing his experience to Hassan's. 

Bon Appetit! The Hundred-Foot Journey opens August 8th. 
You'll find the trailer in my sidebar.