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  • Published: 1 January 1993
  • ISBN: 9780552995870
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $22.99

Like Water For Chocolate

No.1 international bestseller




'A Novel in Monthly Instalments with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies'.The international bestseller.

THE INTOXICATING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER ABOUT LOVE, COOKING AND MAGIC. PERFECT FOR FANS OF JOANNE HARRIS AND ISABEL ALLENDE.

'This magical, mythical, moving story of love, sacrifice and summering sensuality is something I will savour for a long time' MAUREEN LIPMAN

Like Water For Chocolate tells the captivating story of the De la Garza family. As the youngest daughter, Tita is forbidden by Mexican tradition to marry. Instead, she pours all of her emotions into her delicious recipes, which she shares with readers along the way.When Tita falls in love with Pedro, he is seduced by the magical food she cooks. Unfortunately, he's married to her sister...

Filled with recipes, longing and bittersweet humour, this charming story of one family's life in turn-of-the-century Mexico has captivated readers all over the world and was made into an award-winning film.

'A joy... Has an energetic charm that's quite impossible to resist' LITERARY REVIEW

'An epic love story with recipes and a sprinkling of magical realism' WASHINGTON POST
'Enchanting...an open-eyed fairy story complete with ugly sister' BARBARA TRAPIDO

'A Mexican culinary romance to make the mouth water' SHE

'Ingenious' INDEPENDENT

  • Published: 1 January 1993
  • ISBN: 9780552995870
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Laura Esquivel

Laura Esquivel is one of Mexico's most celebrated writers. She now divides her time between Mexico City and New York. Originally a screenwriter, she wrote the script for the award-winning film of her first book, Like Water for Chocolate.

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Praise for Like Water For Chocolate

'It's a joy...it has an energetic charm that's quite impossible to resist'

Literary Review

'If originality, a compelling tale and an adventure in the kitchen are what you crave, Like Water For Chocolate serves up the full helping'

Carla Matthews, San Francisco Chronicle

'Wonderful...hard to put down...it is rare to come across a book so unusual'

Steve Vines, South China Morning Post

'This magical, mythical, moving story of love, sacrifice and simmering sensuality is something I shall savour for a long time'

Maureen Lipman

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