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Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico blends poignant romance, bittersweet wit, and delicious recipes.
This 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 with food soon becomes a way of life, and Tita grows up to be a master chef, using cooking to express herself and sharing recipes with readers along the way.
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Street Date:
08/13/2002
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English
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Laura Esquivel. (2002). Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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Laura Esquivel. 2002. Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments With Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments With Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2002.

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Laura Esquivel. Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments With Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2002.

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