Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

There is no reason for me to continue to say that I am a sucker for a good love story, but for the sake of love, I am going to say it again "I am a sucker for a good love story."

Esquivel is an Mexican writer who often explores the relationship between men and women in Mexico in her works. She is best known for Like Water for Chocolate which is a combination of novel and cookbook. (What a great combination: great story and great food?)

In this love story, she does a great job of showing how good food and family traditions are very important in the Mexican culture. At the beginning of every chapter she gives a recipe for a dish, and she weaves this great story into the making of the dish. (She does this with so much love.)

The characters are people that you may absolutely love: Tita who is a sucker for love; Gertrudis who is strong and tough but is a sucker for passionate love; Chencha who is a loving, understanding companion and maid; and Esperanza who finally breaks the family tradition for love.

This book is such a delight to read. If you want something quick and fun, read this book.

Love and Spring are in the air!!

Laura Esquivel

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