Title : Like Water for Chocolate
Author : Laura Esquivel
ISBN : 9780552995870
Publisher : Random House
Genre : Magical Realism
Pages : 224
Source : Self
Did I just find another Elif Shafak? Oh yes, In have! This book has everything that I wanted at this point of time- It’s a light read, mystical, hilarious but still a fairy-tale in a form of soap opera romance!
And yes, do not read this book with an empty stomach as it can make you hungry!!! Yes, because each chapter starts with a recipe (traditional Mexican recipe) which is described so profoundly and delicately(one of them was Quails in Rose Petal Sauce) that it is sure to leave you drooling.
This is the story of Tita, the youngest daughter of the family with a soft heart and amazing culinary skills who is not allowed to marry the man of her dreams because of a weird family tradition. The story traces her entire life history along with that of her family members and it is a smooth read with recipes, home remedies, romance, passion, love, lust, rebellion and Feminism.
Listed in “Top 26 books to read from around the world”, you must not miss this!