August 2, 2011


BOOKS. Like water for chocolate is a Mexican masterpiece book and movie.  
It is set in the Mexico of the beginning of the 20th century, when older daughters married first and the youngest stayed at home to take care of their aging parents. 
In such a world, Tita and Pedro's love is wrapped in a beautiful story of "magic realism".
Tita's emotions become infused into her cooking, which affects the people who eat it, so the story is about wonderful recipes too!
Una obra maestra mejicana, y una película maestra mejicana también. 
Como agua para chocolate se sitúa en el Mexico de principios del siglo pasado, cuando las hijas mayores se casaban primero y la más joven se quedaba en casa para cuidar a sus padres de viejos.
Es en un mundo así donde el amor de Tita y Pedro se envuelve en una preciosa historia de "realismo mágico". 
Las emociones de Tita se trasladan a su cocina, y con ello sus platos afectan a la gente que los come, con lo que la historia es acerca de maravillas de recetas también!


  1. Hello:
    With such an evocative title no more need be said. It is promptly going on to our 'must read' list. Thank you.

  2. I am going on holiday next week and was looking for a good "summer read" this looks perfect thank you!

  3. I absolutely loved this book and movie! The title got me when i first saw it!

  4. debo de ser de esa especie que aún no ha leído ni el libro ni ha visto la película! será cuestión de remediar pronto

  5. Magical Realism is my favorite genre...because life is sort of supernatural, but not at all about vampires and the like. There also a movie with Juliette Binoche called Chocolat, which is brilliant. But in this film, the chocolate is a metaphor for supposed immorality. AND there is a new book out called THE KITCHEN DAUGHTER by Jael McHenry (although I believe it's "women's fiction") about a woman who releases the ghosts of her family when she cooks their recipes. I forgot I really wanted to buy that one.

  6. This book has wonderful imagery while you are reading it. You can literally smell the food. :)

  7. A favourite book of mine. the film was good too. Like most stories where food plays a central role...