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.
About the Author
Guillermo Arriaga es un escritor mexicano que ha alcanzado la fama mundial como guionista de la pelicula "Amores perros", de gran exito internacional, y de las peliculas "21 Gramos", "Las tres muertes de Melquiades Estrada", y "Babel". Arriaga es tambien el autor de las novelas: "El Bufalo de la noche" y "Escuadron guillotina".
Christiansen is a freelance writer.
“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