Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate)

Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate)

by Laura Esquivel

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Overview

Terrenal, mágico y absolutamente encantador, este relato de la vida familiar en el México finisecular se convirtió, con la mezcla acertada de romance doloroso e ingenio agridulce, en un fenómeno de best-seller. La clásica historia de amor se sitúa en el rancho De la Garza, mientras la dueña tiránica Mamá Elena corta cebolla en la mesa de cocina durante sus últimos días de embarazo. Aún dentro del útero de su madre, la futura hija llora tan violentamente que causa un parto prematuro y la pequeña Tita nace entre las especies para preparar sopa de fideos. Este temprano encuentro con la comida pronto se convierte en una forma de vida. Tita se convierte en una chef maestra y, a lo largo de la historia, comparte puntos especiales de sus recetas favoritas con los lectores.

La edición en español del best-seller Como agua para chocolate es, con toda razón, un notable éxito. Ahora, en esta edición en pasta blanda, miles de nuevos lectores podrán participar en el suntuoso, romántico y divertido relato de Tita, la extraordinaria cocinera que siempre pone algo extra especial en su salsa.   

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307774019
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/27/2010
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 214,427
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Laura Esquivel es la autora del bestseller Como agua para chocolate, que ha vendido más de cuatro millones de copias alrededor del mundo, y ha sido traducido a treinta y cinco idiomas. También es autora de La ley del amor e Íntimas suculencias, entre otros. Vive en Mexico D.F.  

Laura Esquivel is the award-winning author of Like Water for Chocolate, which has sold more than four and a half million copies around the world in thirty-five languages, as well as The Law of Love and, most recently Between Two Fires. She lives in Mexico City.

Hometown:

Mexico City, Mexico

Date of Birth:

September 30, 1951

Place of Birth:

Mexico City, Mexico

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Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
viwill1 More than 1 year ago
Este libro me gusto tanto, lo lei hace mucho tiempo y todavia lo recuerdo. La pasion de sus protagonistas, mezcladas con recetas y fantasia. Una de las mejoras obras de la escritora.
Monica Macias-Solano More than 1 year ago
its an amazing book i hav always loved it. deffinatly a must read!!!!
LaChikaDorada_01 More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've read in my life! I enjoyed every second of it. It incorporated many recipes and Mexican traditions of the 19th century. I loved it! The adventure of Tita's love with Pedro is such a touching, as well as funny, novela. Laura Esquivel outdid herself. Two thumbs up! Uno de los mejores libros que he leido en mi vida! Disfrute cada segundo de este drama. Me gusto como incorporaron recetas y tradiciones de Mexicanos en el siglo 19. Me encanto! La aventura del amor que comparten Tita y Pedro es emotivo y muy divertido! Laura Esquivel hico un magnico trabajo con esta novela. Fantastico!
tapestry100 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A delightful little book, Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate is almost a modern-day fairy tale. Told in monthly installments, the novel is simultaneously story and cookbook, filled with both recipes and home remedies and as well as the story of Tita, our heroine, who was born, raised and taught in the kitchen, and who has the amazing ability to cook her emotions into her marvelous recipes. Tita's story is one of longing, love and the need to be her own person; to escape the tyrannical presence of her mother and create her own life with the man she loves. It's a relatively fast read, but enjoyable all the same.
quixotic-creator on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An interesting and sensual love story that literally explodes with passion and misfortune. I have always enjoyed reading this book not only because of the intriguing Mexican recipes but because it is a story presented with depth. Well written and translated, this story tells a tale of love, betrayal, bitter disappointment as well ultimate sacrifice, as experienced by a family of women. It is a strong and bold novel that leaves one satisfied but hungry.
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Please stop........stop looking at the notes, stop reading thwm.
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Laura Esquirel's book, Like Water for Chocolate was a beautiful, life changing story about a young Spanish woman, Tita, who has fallen in love with a young Spanish man, Pedro. According to Spanish tradition, the youngest daughter of the house cannot marry. They have to take care of their mother till the day they die. Tita's mother had given birth to Tita right in the kitchen. To that day on, she was to become a great cook. Tita didn’t love her Mama Ellana much at all. She made the love of her life do something none of them would have ever thought was possible and he did it. There was a wedding that Tita had to bake the cake for, and while she baked it she cried so much that when the guests at the party ate it, they felt sadness and a terrible sickness that drove them all wild and the wedding became a disaster area. This book was very romantic in a lot of ways and it really touched my heart deeply. It completely changed my mind set on how to love and what the word love really means. This book specifically tells you that no matter how much you love a person, you'll do anything in your will to be with them. I came across a poem while reading this book and instantly fell in love with it. "If a strong emotion suddenly lights all the candles we carry inside ourselves, it creates a brightness that shines far beyond our normal vision and then a splendid tunnel appears that shows us the way that we forgot when we were born and calls us to recover our divine origin. The soul longs to return to the place it came from, leaving the body lifeless." To me this poem is about love. How when you find the love of your life and you give them everything you have including your soul. True love is a beautiful and mysterious thing in life that keeps us alive in the mind and it the heart. When you become in love you will know it. Everything about that person will make you have a feeling that you have never felt before. This feeling is what I like to call, love. This book was amazing. I think all young mature woman should read this book to get a real mindset of what love really means and how it’s not a word that can just be thrown out into the world at any given time. This book, Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquirel was one of the best books I have ever read in my life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Este es un libro de cual me acuerdo aunque lo lei hace anos, como dijo otra persona aqui. Es inolvidable.
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