New York: Scribner, 2010.
Octavo (22 x 15 cm.), 245 pages. FIRST US EDITION, originally published 2008 by Harper Collins India. The first novel by journalist and author Richard Morais. The story of a young Indian boy transplanted with his family to France where he comes of age as a cook and then chef, was adapted as a film by Dreamworks. The film starred Dame Helen Mirren and Manesh Diyal, and included storylines which seemed to borrow some of the great narratives in food writing, including Waverly Root's Auberge of the Flowering Hearth and and the story of Bernard Loiseau's tragic suicide when faced (along with other pressures) with the loss of a Michelin star. Anthony Bourdain called the book "Easily the best novel ever set in the world of cooking." A few tiny spots on the text block fore edge, otherwise fine, in fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page.