Making The Sunday Omelet from THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY with Chef Floyd Cardoz

Did watching THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY make you as hungry as it did me?  I was craving Indian food for weeks!  When Adventures by Daddy was invited to learn how to cook one of the dishes from the film, I jumped at the chance.  Continue reading for details of our “Exclusive Culinary Journey” as well as a chance to win a Blu-ray edition of THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY.  Click here for our review of the Blu-ray.

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY

Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) and Madame Mallory, (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren) photo by François Duhamel ©2014 DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Our Exclusive Culinary Journey was led by Floyd Cardoz, one of the four culinary consultants on THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY (you can see him in the bonus feature “The Recipe, The Ingredients, The Journey” on the Blu-ray), and a New York City master chef (not to mention the winner of Top Chef Masters).  His first NYC restaurant was Tabla, then he moved on to North End Grill, and has recently opened White Street in Battery Park City.

Happy Chef Floyd Cardoz

Happy Chef Floyd Cardoz

 

Chef regaled us with behind-the-scenes stories from the movie while showing us how to prepare The Omelet.  If you’ve seen THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY, you’ll know why I’ve capitalized The Omelet and if you haven’t seen it, The Omelet has a pretty big part in the story.  The Omelet was just one of the 27 dishes that Chef prepared for the movie (he was supposed to prepare six).  Chef and his wife, Barkha, together told us about making The Omelet at home for their family and the place of the omelet in Indian cuisine.  Overnight train journeys almost always include a stop in the morning and during those stops, vendors will come to the train selling fresh omelets to passengers.  Omelets were also served on Fridays during Lent.

In addition to THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY and omelet stories, Chef gave us tips and tricks for cooking.  The Sunday Omelet, per Chef, is a versatile and healthy dish.  The vegetables can be changed, depending on the season.  Turmeric, used to season The Omelet, is an antibiotic and antibacterial, besides being delicious and colorful.  When using cilantro, Chef uses the stems as well as the leaves, if they’re tender, because they’re just as flavorful and add texture.  Spices are an important element, because they add flavor without adding fat.

The Sunday Omelet Mise en Place

The Sunday Omelet Mise en Place

The Sunday Omelet Before

The Sunday Omelet Before

The Sunday Omelet

The Sunday Omelet

 

The most important piece of advice that Chef shared was to be happy when you cook, because your food won’t taste good if you aren’t happy.  Chef must have been in a great mood, because, after all of the pictures were taken and while the others were preparing their own omelets, I tasted Chef’s Sunday Omelet and it was delicious.  I managed to stop myself from eating the whole omelet after getting halfway through it, but, at the end of the event, when I saw that no-one else had touched it, I finished it!

The Exclusive Culinary Journey was hosted in the Get It Right Kitchen and the utensils you’ve seen in the pictures were all provided by Get It Right.  The spoons and spatulas are heat resistant silicone around a fiberglass core, so they’re strong, safe (even if you leave it in the pot on the stove) and sanitary.  They’re also microwavable and dishwasher safe.  My favorite feature was the air-tight seal around the top of the bowls.

Get It Right Spoons and Spatulas

Get It Right Spoons and Spatulas

Get It Right Utensils

Get It Right Utensils

Get It Right Airtight Seal

Get It Right Airtight Seal

 

Now it’s your turn.  Tell us what your signature dish would be to cook at home, and enter to WIN a copy of the Blu-ray edition of THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY.  You can enter everyday until 11:59 pm ET on Sunday, December 7th.  Open to U.S. Mailing addresses only.

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About George Gensler

George Gensler is a copyrights specialist during the week and a runner on the weekends. She lives in New York City now, but has lived in five countries on three continents. She grew up traveling the world, but her official residence was in Southern California and every visit home included a trip to Disneyland. She has also visited every Disney Park around the world and sailed on board two Disney cruises. She threw in a visit to the Disney Family museum in San Francisco for good measure, and has had the Premier Disney Park Pass since its inception.