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2 Home & Garden Cooking and Food- Gastronomic Literature

Like Water for Chocolate

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"A tall-tale, fairy-tale, soap-opera romance, Mexican cookbook and home-remedy handbook all rolled into one, Like Water For Chocolate is one tasty entree from first-time novelist Laura Esquivel." San Francisco Chronicle

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385420167
Translator:
Christensen, Thomas
Translator:
Christensen, Carol
Translator:
Christensen, Thomas
Author:
Esquivel, Laura
Author:
Laura Esquival
Author:
Christensen, Carol
Publisher:
Doubleday Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Regional
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Occult
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Mexico Fiction.
Subject:
Cuentos de amor
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
9321
Publication Date:
19920931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.69x5.38x.96 in. .72 lbs.

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