Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate

A Novel in Monthly Installments, With Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies

Book - 1992
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Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1992
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385420167
Characteristics: 245 p. ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Like water for chocolate


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At the beginning of the 20th century, Tita, the youngest of three daughters, is expected to serve her mother for the rest of her life, but in order to show her love to Pedro, who is engaged to her sister, Tita cooks for him.

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Dec 15, 2016

This is one of the most memorable books I have read. It is an example of the family legends and stories from our ancestors. How time will exaggerate what we hear about aunts and uncles and grandparents. The story has a sort ethereal feel about a young girl who is deprived of love and her feelings are transferred to her cooking. If she is happy, all those who eat her food are delirious. If she is sad, all those who partake become horribly ill. When she does find love things are all in a tizzy. The ending is quite wonderful and special.

Aug 07, 2013

A beautiful, passionate love story interwoven with mouth-watering recipes. This book reads like a narration, and I imagine an audio tape of it must be quite something. I am dying to try making some of these recipes, and to find my Pedro someday.

Aug 02, 2013

this book a have read sever time is one of my favorite book all time , it has everything romances , lust , great plot

patienceandfortitude Feb 04, 2013

Really not my cup of tea. I think I need to stay away from magical realism. It just doesn't work for me. The ending seemed just silly. Sigh.

mamiuno Oct 18, 2012

ese mi libro........

Aug 24, 2012

Charming Mexican magic realism, peppered with traditional recipes - all for dinner parties with 20 guests or more :-)

Agent13 May 21, 2012

Esquivel's recipes are as good as her writing! This sweeping story of one family, and in particluar, one frustrated member of it, makes for a satisfying read. The author blends in her love of food in a mystical way that has me caring about the human story as well. I would like to try the recipes one day to see their affect on me!

Feb 01, 2012

we are reading this book in my english class and we just finished chpt. 2 its super-duper funn!! WARNING! Its for teenagers only.

Feb 19, 2011

Loved the book and movie. A must read!

Feb 16, 2011

Saw the movie first, quite by accident, and since I came into it in the middle, checked it out at BlockBuster. Of course, HAD to read the book!! I loved both the movie and the book. Wasn't disappointed by the juxtaposition of the book into film. Don't know how to explain it, but the book almost made me cry when I read about how Tita was treated by her beastly mommie dearest. Just a wonderful book. Its one of the few that I've reread a couple times. Lovely, emotional, well written, touching, happy, sad, its all there. Read the book, see the movie, if you haven't. Its one of the most beautiful things ever written and filmed; at least in my humble opinion.

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janicedlb Oct 14, 2014

With food running through all of her prose...."wrapped up like a taco, the baby was sleeping peacefully"....


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