Like Water for Chocolate-A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies

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The bestselling phenomenon and inspiration for the award-winning film.

Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico blends poignant romance and bittersweet wit.

This 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, using cooking to express herself and sharing recipes with readers along the way.

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Product # 46200-G
ISBN-13 9780385420174
ISBN-10 038542017X
Author Esquivel, Laura
Grade Level 7-12
Interest Level 10-12
Fiction/Nonfiction Fiction
Lexile Level 1030
Publisher Anchor Books
BOM Count 0
Multicultural Hispanic American