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The Hundred Foot Journey

Mixing It Up in 11th Century Spain

Richard C. Morais | Posted 07.28.2011 | Books
Richard C. Morais

I just turned the last page of The Arts Of Intimacy, a fascinating book written by Sarah Lawrence College's Dean, Jerrilynn D. Dodds, with co-authors ...

Time to Revive Thomas Mann

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard C. Morais

I had to grow up before I could read Thomas Mann. Several times in the course of my life I picked up The Magic Mountain, only to find out I did not have the stamina to complete the book.

The Politics of Fiction

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard C. Morais

Journalists today are forced to pontificate from their armchairs, barking out at a furious pace the short, sharp commentaries that are the staples of the Internet. Seeking fulfillment, I turned to fiction.

Why Joan Collins and I talked About Porn's Profit Margins

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard C. Morais

Earlier this year, the director James Ivory of Merchant Ivory Productions paid touching tribute in the Times to his late partner-producer of 40 years, Ismail Merchant. Recalling this, I am moved to write about my own experience with the man.

Culinary Tips From a Film Wallah

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Richard C. Morais

"The key to cooking is your attitude. You must have complete confidence that whatever you do will be wonderful." That was one of the bits of advice that my late friend, Ismail Merchant, passed on to me in 1990.

At the Foot of the Master

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Richard C. Morais

Chef Floyd Cardoz, executive chef at New York's esteemed Tabla, is equally at home with Western haute cuisine and with the spicy dishes of his Indian-Goan heritage.

Ode to A Bookish Mom

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard C. Morais

After a family dinner, while we were hitting the cookies, my father launched into the hair-raising story of how he, his sister, and his parents traveled from Alesund, Norway, to Newfoundland, Canada, in 1942.

Sexy Clam Soup from The Hundred-Foot Journey

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Richard C. Morais

My novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey, is out today, and in my celebratory exuberance I've decided to share with the HuffPost's audience a culinary secre...

Paris: A Moveable Feast That Haunts

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard C. Morais

For some reason I am aching for Paris. Perhaps because my novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey, is launched tomorrow, and a good portion of the book takes ...

The Poetry of Pork

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Richard C. Morais

Anthony Bourdain, author of Kitchen Confidential, amusingly calls good culinary writing "food porn." He is entirely right. The language of the kitchen, with its "searing," "juices" and "drippings," is semi-erotic.