Like Water for Chocolate is one of those books, loved by many and they always find a way to make you read it. Throughout the book, I kept pondering over and over why people loved this novel so much. I finally saw that women, in particular, love this book. When you read it, you will understand why.
Like Water for Chocolate is a captivating and original book. While Laura Esquivel exquisitely describes love, passion, a despotic family, brotherhood, a dictatorial regime, good, evil and being human, she can go and give you recipes. You’ll become one with the character Tita and go against everything illogical with her. And you will see that man creates his destiny, no matter what.
You will realise that it is possible to love people in different ways, yet love from the depths of your heart prevails over everything. If you want to take a break from classical European literature and read something more colourful, I definitely recommend it. Enjoy!
Like Water for Chocolate
Like Water For Chocolate tells the captivating story of the De la Garza family. As the youngest daughter, Tita is forbidden by Mexican tradition to marry. Instead, she pours all of her emotions into her delicious recipes, which she shares with readers along the way.
When Tita falls in love with Pedro, he is seduce by the magical food she cooks. Unfortunately, he’s marriy to her sister…
Filled with recipes, magical realism and bittersweet humour, this charming story of one family’s life in turn-of-the-century Mexico has captivated readers all over the world and was made into an award-winning film.
Laura Esquivel is a Mexican novelist, so screenwriter. And so a politician who serves in the Chamber of Deputies for the Morena Party. Her first novel Como agua para chocolate so became a bestseller in Mexico. And the United States, and was later develope into an award-winning film.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: