ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Foodies everywhere will want to tune-in to HSN today as the leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer brings to life the highly-anticipated DreamWorks' release The Hundred-Foot Journey with a special 24-hour programming event across all of its platforms, including TV, online and mobile. The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Dame Helen Mirren and produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake, will open in theaters nationwide on August 8.
"HSN is an entertainment channel that inspires consumers with unique retail experiences," said Bill Brand, President of HSN. "The Hundred-Foot Journey is an incredible story and we are honored to bring it to life through an impressive assortment of product and rich content that will engage and attract new consumers to HSN. Disney is a world-class brand and has been a tremendous collaborator for our movie events. We are already looking forward to our next endeavor with Cinderella in 2015."
The Hundred-Foot Journey movie event on HSN embraces different flavors and cultures from around the world with an exclusive collection of culinary items, jewelry and products for the home...all created in the spirit of the movie. Reminiscent of the film's inspiring story, Chef Ludo Lefebvre and global food and lifestyle expert Nirmala Narine will bring the best of French and Indian cuisine to HSN's viewers as they present high-quality cookware, cookbooks and a variety of exotic spices.
One of the most influential chefs in Los Angeles dining, Chef Ludo Lefebvre is pioneering and revolutionizing the culinary industry. He challenged the definition of what a restaurant is by creating his uber-popular LudoBites concept, a multi-city restaurant tour. Ludo now carries the flag for "refined" dining in Los Angeles with his restaurant Trois Mec, and has recently opened his new "Bar a la carte" concept, Petit Trois. Ludo also stars in the ABC hit cooking competition show, The Taste, of which he was the winning Chef mentor last season.
During the event, Chef Ludo will present an array of culinary products including cookware, Ludo Lefebvre set of 6 Essential Spices, Manitou Trading Company Legumes and Grains, White Toque Croissants, and Bonne Maman Preserves.
Nirmala Narine is one of the world's most widely admired food, culture and beauty experts, the executive producer and host of Nirmala's Spice World on Veria Living Network and the founder of Nirmala's Kitchen, a specialty food company. Nirmala created the company 10 years ago fusing cultures through the power of spices. Her mission is to efficiently connect busy moms and home cooks with quality, alternative ingredients that enabled them to create global meals at home without having to travel to far-off places or go to expensive restaurants.
Nirmala will introduce HSN customers to the power of spices and how to use them when she presents her travel memoir cookbooks "In Nirmala's Kitchen Everyday Kitchen Cookbook and Nirmala's Edible Diary. She will also present her Nirmala's Kitchen Exotic Rice Blends kits and Nirmala's Kitchen Spice Set featuring three tins of Thai Curry Blend, Guyanese Garam Masala and Moroccan Tagine Blend.
Leading entertaining expert David Tutera will show HSN viewers how to best present these bold new dishes via an assortment of tabletop decor and serveware, including colorful carafes, serving trays, stoneware tableware and more. Well-respected fashion icons Fern Mallis and Nicky Butler will round out the exclusive movie collection with stylish jewelry pieces that represent the disparate cultures featured in the film.
To shop or learn more about The Hundred-Foot Journey collection, please visit hsn.com or join the conversation @HSN on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
HSN is a leading interactive entertainment and lifestyle retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to 95 million households in the US in HD 24/7 and its website - hsn.com features more than 50,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 37 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI). For more information, please visit HSN.com, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.
About the Movie:
In "The Hundred-Foot Journey," Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin-starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren) gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate into a heated battle between the two establishments until Hassan's passion for French haute cuisine — and for Madame Mallory's enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon) — combine with his mysteriously-delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Madame Mallory cannot ignore. At first Madame Mallory's culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan's gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.
"The Hundred-Foot Journey" abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one young man's drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.
Directed by Academy Award-nominee Lasse Hallstrom and starring Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bon, "The Hundred-Foot Journey" is produced by Academy Award-winner Steven Spielberg, Academy Award-nominee Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. The executive producers are Caroline Hewitt, Carla Gardini, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King. The screenplay is written by Academy Award-nominee Steven Knight, based on the novel "The Hundred-Foot Journey" by Richard C. Morais.
"The Hundred-Foot Journey" will be released in theaters on August 8, 2014. Follow us on facebook.com/100FootJourneyMovie and @100ftJourney to learn more