Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies (Paperback)
A passionate and delicious novella, Esquivel writes into your heart with Mexican recipes used ti guide the chapters of the book. Many of the details are sensual, a whole new meaning is given to the cooking and preparing of food. Forbidden love has never tasted or smelled so good. * Don't read if you are hungry! *
- Sam— From Berkeley
This classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table in her final days of pregnancy. While still in her mother's womb, her daughter to be weeps so violently she causes an early labor, and little Tita slips out amid the spices and fixings for noodle soup. This early encounter with food soon becomes a way of life, and Tita grows up to be a master chef, using cooking to express herself and sharing recipes with readers along the way.