Like Water for Chocolate (Prebound)

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Like Water for Chocolate (Prebound)

By Laura Esquivel, Thomas Christensen (Translator), Carol Christensen (Translator)


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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 

Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. The 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. She shares special points of her favorite preparations with listeners throughout the story. The Spanish language edition of the best-selling Like Water For Chocolate is a remarkable success in its own right. Now, in this mass market edition, thousands of new readers will be able to partake in the sumptuous, romantic, and hilarious tale of Tita, the terrific cook with an extra special something in her sauce. A delightful first novel... the fragrant story makes you dream of love and want your supper too. -- Glamour. A mystical Mexican love story... that] will charm the palate and the heart. -- USA Today. A tall-tal, fairy-tale, soap-opera and home-remedy handbook all rolled into one. -- San Francisco Chronicle.

Product Details ISBN: 9780780739079
ISBN-10: 0780739078
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 1995
Pages: 245
Language: English