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  • Hardcover
  • 245 pages
  • Como agua para chocolate
  • Laura Esquivel
  • English
  • 14 October 2016
  • 9780785721666

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  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    195 Como Agua Para Chocolate Like Water for Chocolate Laura EsuivelLike Water for Chocolate is a popular novel published in 1989 by Mexican novelist and screenwriter Laura Esuivel The novel follows the story of a young girl named Tita who longs for her lover Pedro but can never have him because of her mother's upholding of the family tradition the youngest daughter cannot marry but instead must take care of her mother until she dies Tita is only able to express herself when she cooksمثل آب برای شکلات لورا اسکوئیل روشنگران ادبیات؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز چهاردهم ماه ژوئن سال 2012 میلادیعنوان مثل آب برای شکلات؛ نویسنده لورا اسکوئیل؛ مترجم مریم بیات؛ تهران، روشنگران، 1376؛ در 235ص؛ شابک ایکس 964551276؛ چاپ سوم 1380؛ چاپ هفتم 1386؛ شابک 9789645512765؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان مکزیکی به زبان اسپانیایی سده 20مکتاب تا به پایان آمد، داغ داغ دوباره خواندم، آشپزیم بهتر شد، اگر از احوالات داستان خواسته باشید، ملالی که ندارد هیچ، بسیار هم همچون «شیرین» ما شیرین است، انگار کنید قند، و همان دوران کودکی؛ خوانش دوم که به سرانجام رسید، انگار کردم، شکلات خوشمزه ای بود، که در دهانم آهسته آب شد، بار دوم دفترچه ام را از یادداشت پر کرده بودم، برای همین بود، که سه باره خواندم؛ داستان زندگی زنان نسلهای گذشته ی «مکزیک» است، که به سبک «رئالیسم جادویی»، و با زبان خانگی، و فُرم زنانه نوشتار زنانه نگاشته شده‌ است؛ این رمان، عشقی زیبا را، در کنار مبارزه ی یک زن با سنتهای جامعه ی خود را، نشان می‌دهد؛ هر فصل از کتاب، با دستور آشپزی، یا داروسازی، آغاز شده، و به موضوع آن فصل می‌چسبد؛ کتاب در سال 1989میلادی نوشته شده، و در سال 1992میلادی، فیلمی نیز براساس آن در «مکزیک»، توسط «آلفونسو آروآ»، ساخته شده است؛ به سی زبان ترجمه شده، و میلیونها نسخه از آن چاپ شده‌ است؛ عنوان کتاب نیز معنایی دوگانه دارد نخست اشاره به دستور تهیه ی شکلات داغ هات چاکلت، که در «مکزیک» با آب و «کاکائو»، تهیه می‌شود نه با شیر؛ دوم، اصطلاحی در زبان اسپانیایی، استعاره ای از احساسات تند، و برانگیختگی استتاریخ بهنگام رسانی 10061399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا شربیانی


  2. Emily O Emily O says:

    Have you ever finished a book and thought Man this is going to be hard to review? Because that's the first thing I thought when I finished this little book by Laura Esuivel Like Water for Chocolate A Novel in Monthly Installments With Recipes Romances and Home Remedies is a book that really left me conflicted There were things about it that I absolutely loved and things about it that made me very angry The only way I can think to write this review is to explain what I found good and bad and let you all come to your own conclusionsFirst let's start with the good things I loved the way this book was written Like Water for Chocolate reads like a folktale and a fun one at that Some people's reviews that I've read found the magical realism trite or annoying but I found it really endearing The book managed to be an easy uick read without sacrificing uality Now I cannot review this book without talking about the recipes The book is split up into monthly installments and each month has a recipe that Tita makes that ties the story together The recipe is given at the beginning of each monthly chapter and the instructions for preparation are woven into the story Now I'm a huge fan of cooking so I found this idea to be really great Since so much of the story takes place around and hinges on food putting the recipes in the book makes perfect sense I loved the way that the preparation instructions were included in the action of the story Some people seem to find it gimmicky but I thought it was a fun little addition to a book already filled with the tastes and smells of good Mexican cookingNow for the things that troubled me First of all I have to admit that even though I'm a huge lover of all things fairy tale and myth I do not like the love at first sight narrative It's not that I'm not a romantic but I feel that real love is something that is built up from a knowledge of a person's character and personality not something that magically happens when you see someone from across the room As for Tita's beloved Pedro I honestly didn't like him He spent the entire book being selfish immature and whiny I have no idea what Tita saw in him While this book started out with that love at first sight narrative there is a point that it has the chance to go away from that narrative and treat love in a realistic and touching manner Honestly that was the ending I was hoping for so I was pretty well disappointed with how the book actually ended For me at least the ending was the worst part of the book I feel like it kept the book from really having any particular meaning or significance and instead just avoided any difficulty and wrapped up as uickly and neatly as possible It just wasn't satisfyingThere were also plot elements that I found really disturbing There are some spoilers in the following paragraph At one point Pedro completely ignores all concepts of consent and just assumes that Tita wants to have sex with him even though she has denied him repeatedly because he is married to her sister and she is promised to someone else Does he care about this? No Is this seen as a problem in the book? No of course not As soon as Pedro grabs her and pulls her into a room Tita magically forgets all of her previous objections and it's just seen as proof that they need to be together Honestly I find that to be pretty wrong If somebody who I had repeatedly told to leave me alone just assumed that I didn't really mean it and that I really wanted to have sex with him and decided to pull me into a dark room I would kick him so hard he would never want to have sex again It wouldn't matter how much I actually loved him if he can't respect my decisions he is not worth my time Combine that incident with the not very sympathetic treatment of a rape victim at another point and you can imagine that I wasn't exactly happy with the way this book treated consent End spoilers here Basically this book had some incidents that left me with a bad taste in my mouth and made me wonder exactly what kind of love the author is trying to promoteOverall the good writing and fun recipes in this book did not outweigh the problematic elements in the narrative As much as I wanted to I could not let myself simply enjoy this book because problems with the plot and the ideas in the book kept jolting me out of the magical world of the narrative This book was supposed to be a great love story but I couldn't help feeling that Tita ended up with the wrong man The ending of the book was completely disappointing and only served to cement my growing discomfort For those of you who don't mind the things that I mentioned this book could be enjoyable For those of you who want realistic love and respectful healthy relationships I would suggest that you stay away from Like Water For ChocolateRating not recommendedGood things enjoyable writing fun format successful magical realismBad things unrealistic love unhealthy relationships consent problems unsatisfying ending For reviews visit my blog at


  3. karen karen says:

    first things first let's get rid of that ugly movie cover and switch to the one i actually readokay betterthis was my final selection for the readventurer challenge i read them alphabetically based on the suggester's first name for arbitrary fairnessit is strange that i have never read this book as it is magical realism doomed love story and about food all of which are interests of minehere is a uick story that has nothing to do with the book and i am going to put it in a spoiler for everyone who thinks i am too personal in my book reports butview spoiler so this is one of those books i always thought you either read in high school or you just never read my AP english class senior year i had a teacher i loved i had him for three classes that year and he was the cool teacher with the chuck taylors and the ponytail the irreverent one who cursed and treated high school kids like sentient beings went by a nickname and about whom there were rumors of indiscretions of the drugs and alcohol sort not the other kind but he was also a canon adherer basically white european males all the time although we did read little foxes so there was one lady the other AP class was a much hey let's read a range of perspectives syllabus and a bunch of people dropped out of his class to go to t'other and by the end we were down to like nine students which was great for me but probably reflected poorly on him but he was completely unapologetic about it if women of brewster place was as good a book as heart of darkness we would read women of brewster place and in a way dick right? but he was a great teacher narrow perspective aside and i learned so much in that class even though i had to read heart of darkness which yes a great book for structure and themes and resonance but such a snooze so anyway i know the other class read this book and it is always on the school reading lists i have to fetch books for at the job but i probably never would have read it without tatiana's suggestion because i consider it a book that i had missed the boat on associating it as i do with high school reading lists and i am old when i sat down this morning to write this review i decided to see if i could find out what old roz was up tohttpfloridaarrestsorgArrestsBeaaaaaand there it is god i love this man don't let them get you roz drive recklessly into the night okay that's all hide spoiler


  4. Kelly Kelly says:

    This book was disappointing It felt overwrought and melodramaticTita the youngest daughter of overbearing Mama Elena has to give up the hope of ever marrying It will be her duty to take care of her mother in old age This becomes a big problem when she meets Pedro When Pedro learns of Tita's duty to her mother and impossibility of future marriage he agrees to marry Tita's sister just so he can be closer to Tita This sets in motion this fable of unreuited love that is the thread through the bookThis book put by some into the category of magical realism is not at all subtle or richly textured like others in the genre Perhaps a better category would be tall tale or fairy tale If I had come to the book with that perspective maybe I would have been able to hold back on all of the exaggerated eye rolling I was doing while reading Also I would have been apt to forgive the book for the delivery of one dimensional charactersNow I did give this book 2 stars which means it isn't completely devoid of literary value The language though simple and spare was evocative the recipes and description of food interspersed between chapters was a delightful diversionI would only recommend this book to readers who have a high tolerance for love stories that tend to the saccharine If you're a true Cinderella girl you might enjoy the story without concern for its plausibility Don't bother if you're like me interesting in rich characters


  5. Fabian Fabian says:

    I couldn't help but fall for this short novel that encapsulates vividly yet simply the lives of these women in Mexico during the Pancho Villa Years The family unit is both necessary AND a culminating curse it's hardly fair that our heroine must not live out the life she desires but the one that is handed down to her A stupid family tradition it is true mine's a bit like Tita's clan sure though not at all dictates that the youngest daughter gets to take care of the matriarch and never marry nor fall in love Tita does of course fall in love her longing desperation hope all are ingredients for the eleven dishes she prepares and shares with the reader More than the story itself about shitty circumstances imprisoning a beating heart a stunting of a passion that soon after becomes nothing else but a heavy burden the mixture of recipe with story the book is actually revolutionary in taking a vastly different approach about the way we look at the culinary aspect our especially us Mexicans' lives Whereas I got a sour flavor disgusting my palate watching such drivel as Julie and Julia this book the movie does it little justice by the way masterfully employs a type of rare literary alchemy by mixing elements as one would mix ingredients to give rise to something as tasty as it is nourishingSpeaking of alchemy it must be mentioned that this has a similar voice and tone as that of Madonna's fave Paulo Coelho 'The Alchemist' 'Veronika Decides to Die' but seriously a WAYYY imaginative therefore enjoyable sense of storytelling


  6. PorshaJo PorshaJo says:

    What a wonderful magical story The tale of women in turn of the century Mexico and how they live their lives Tita is the main character and what a strong woman she is This story is told in 12 month chapters though time progresses much faster Each chapter is started with a recipe Yes the kitchen and food is central to this story You get the details of the recipe and how to make and it's weaved so perfectly into this story In a nutshell Tita is the youngest of three girls They live on their ranch with their mother Mama Elena Let's just say Joan Crawford ala Mommie Dearest has nothing on Mama Elena Tita is in love with Pedro a local boy but custom dictates that the youngest child Tita is not allowed to marry and must care for her mother until the day she dies Care for really means be a slave to her and her abusive ways Mama Elena is so cruel that she has Tita's sister marry Pedro and makes Tita cook the meal for their wedding Tita can infuse her emotions into the food that she is cooking As she cries and pours her tears of sorrow into the cake for her sister's wedding something happens Everyone at the wedding becomes sorrowful and is sick Naturally she is accused of destroying the wedding There are other tales of Tita's emotions being put into the food she makes I especially loved the story of passion in the food that her older sister ate and the passion just exploded in herOh there is so much magical realism in this one and I just loved it I'm a big fan of magical realism and food So put the two together and it's a wonderful tale I have been wanting to read this one for so long I picked up a copy on a library sale and started it earlier this year but after the first paragraph I knew I had to save it It started 'Take care to chop the onion fine' and I knew I wanted to save it for my vacation where I could just immerse myself in this story without interruptions Though that didn't go as actually planned as too many distractionsI could not help but keep comparing this work to Isabel Allende's work Both have that magical realism element to it a sweeping family saga such heartbreak and just a beautiful story I'm so glad I finally read this one as now I can actually watch the movie version


  7. Shriya Shriya says:

    What an easily forgettable novel The language was exceedingly childish and the style of the novel massacred the subtlety with which magic realism is to be employed This was my first taste of the famed Latin American style of writing and I was sorely disappointed Class discussions surrounding this book also bothered me not only were we forced to read bad literature we were forced to analyse it for meaningful contentThe characters were not at all developed successfully; no motivations existed behind some of their actions The magic realism was not artfully or subtly employed to provide significant insight into the events of the novel As odd as this may sound not one of the characters in that book was likeable One character and not the main one had the potential to be developed into a very interesting and powerful figure but her story was reduced to a side thread that the author seemingly gave up on The plot was childish in nature with strange sexual undertones that were jarring Picture if you will the story of Cinderella but this time with sex involved You see? The mind is jarred by the image In that same vein the novel attempts to reconcile a highly immature plot line with fairly adult themes My first experience with Latin American novels was thus a failure I suppose I have to thank school for introducing me to better Latin American novels as time went by this was their way of saying ok you've read the wrost one now it can ONLY get better from here


  8. Kevin Ansbro Kevin Ansbro says:

    Magical realism is my favourite genre but this didn't have uite enough ooomph for me though it was a pleasant enough readThere is however an alliterative line of such chutzpah that she sells sea shells by the sea shore is made to seem positively prosaic Here it is verbatim Unuestionably when it came to dividing dismantling dismembering desolating detaching dispossessing destroying or dominating Mama Elena was a pro35 rounded up to 4


  9. Calista Calista says:

    10 years ago I would have thought so differently about this than I do now Mama Elena is one of the most monstrous villainous characters I have ever met Our main character is Tita the youngest daughter in her family The evil family tradition is that the youngest child will not get married or have a life of her own she will take care of the aging mother Tita is the youngest and she falls in love with Pedro They are electric together passion Tita also cooks Each chapter is a recipe for food that is part of the story Tita is not allowed to marry since she is youngest and so Pedro being a coward will marry her older sister to spend time with Tita Pretty sick logic Rosario the older sister thinks this is ok too Mama Elena is a monster She does everything she can to harm her youngest daughter and keep her from a real life She is blunt and vicious Any bit of happiness outside of the kitchen Tita has her mom is trying to stop her It gets so bad that Tita's nephew dies and she is sad and Mama Elena tells her to get on with her work Tita confronts her mother and they blow up Tita is sent to live in the cornloft where she goes crazy Her mother who has ruined her life would rather send her to an asylum than help her Vicious Tita her meets a doctor named John who is kind and caring and Tita feels safe and at peace He is a good no a great man Tita is happy and wants to marry He does not take Tita to the asylum Tita is going to marry John Well Pedro who was sent away is back to mess up the wedding plans and confuse TitaSPOILERI didn't like the ending Tita after years of waiting for Pedro ends up with Pedro It's supposed to be this romantic thing She was at peace and happy with John She should have chosen John That passion she felt was fleeting and he wasn't a man enough to just ask for what he wanted They waited for the sister to die Tita waits 22 years for her love instead of building a good life with John and having her own children Ugh This story was terrible that wayMama Elena one of the most evil monstrous characters I have read Terrible Oh she comes back as a ghost to haunt Tita She is horrible and would rather see her child suffer than be happy She is evil She also has a middle daughter who becomes a whore and the mother burns her birth certificate and declares her dead She becomes a general and makes something of herself Rosario wants to raise her only daughter in this tradition also and Tita will have none of it None What an evil tradition I thought this was very well written and great characterizations The part with the food made me hungry and you could smell it Laura had wonderful insights into life and her words are well chosen and beautiful It's the ending I hated the endingIn my 20s I probably would have thought this was a great ending but now I feel what a waste I know she loved Pedro but Pedro chose to marry her sister He was a coward She found someone that made her happy and he was willing to over look their affair even Who knows if she had bedded John maybe she would have found a great passion in this man who saved her Pedro left her in her prison John freed her and let her be happy for once A happy ending would have been marrying John This was a tragic ending and it is a tragic sad story Very very sad Tita made a choice Oh well


  10. Brina Brina says:

    I read Como Agua Para Chocolate in high school At the time my mother had a rule that if I wanted to see a movie I had to read the book first because for the most part the book is better She maintains the rule to this day which I have passed along to my children Laura Esuivel's debut novel focuses on a Mexican family at the turn of the 20th century The heroine Tita is the youngest daughter in her family and according to her family tradition is not allowed to marry Rather she is supposed to take care of her mother Mama Elena for her entire life Yet Tita falls in love with Pedro as a teenager Knowing she is unable to marry him she turns to cooking to soothe her emotional pain The chapters of the book features another of Tita's recipes each of which dealing with Tita's dominate emotion while she cooks The family has Pedro marry Tita's older sister Rosaura and in this chapter Tita prepares uails in rose petal sauce Yet the secret ingredient in this sauce is Tita's tears which she sheds marking her loss of Pedro to her sister Conseuently the entire wedding party falls ill after eating Tita's gourmet cooking The years pass and Rosaura turns to knitting while Tita prospers in the kitchen The passage of time is marked by running water and electricity coming to the Mexican village Tita's moods are constantly evident in her food and Esuivel's use of magical realism so common in Latin American authors is prevalent I would read this book for the recipes alone but the story is charming as well After nearly 20 years both the book and movie remain fresh in my mind and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a Latin American magical realism book


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Como agua para chocolate[Read] ➲ Como agua para chocolate ➺ Laura Esquivel – Thomashillier.co.uk Earthy magical and utterly charming this tale of family life in turn of the century Mexico became a best selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit The classic l Earthy magical and utterly charming this tale of family life in turn of the century Mexico became a best selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit The classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch as the tyrannical owner Mama Elena chops onions at the kitchen table in her final days of pregnancy While still in her mother's womb her daughter to be weeps so violently she causes an early labor and little Tita slips out amid the spices and fixings for noodle soup This early encounter Como agua MOBI :↠ with food soon becomes a way of life and Tita grows up to be a master chef She shares special points of her favorite preparations with listeners throughout the story The Spanish language edition of the best selling Like Water For Chocolate is a remarkable success in its own right Now in this mass market edition thousands of new readers will be able to partake in the sumptuous romantic and hilarious tale of Tita the terrific cook with an extra special something in her sauceA delightful first novel the fragrant story makes you dream of love and want your supper too GlamourA mystical Mexican love story that will charm the palate and the heart USA TodayA tall tal fairy tale soap opera and home remedy handbook all rolled into one San Francisco Chronicle.


About the Author: Laura Esquivel

A teacher by trade Laura Esuivel gained international attention with Like Water for Chocolate A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes Romances and Home Remedies and The Law of Love In both books she manages to incorporate her teaching abilities by giving her readers lessons about life During an on line Salon interview with Joan Smith she said As a teacher I realize that what one lear.