Friday, November 21, 2008

Like Water for Chocolate

After reading Garden Spells I wanted to read several books other reviewers said were similar to it. One of those books was Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate. While I did not think it was as sweet as Sarah Allen's book, it did have an interesting plot, and was centered around food. Tita's life as the youngest daughter of her domineering mother, Elena, was hard. Her mother married off her older sister to the boy who loved Tita. Elena was determined to keep Tita single so she could always take care of her mother. Elena found fault with all Tita did, yet Tita still tried to love her mother, her sisters, and to serve them. She poured her energy into the food she prepared, and her food had magical qualities.

I liked the recipes.



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