If you've ever read Isabelle Allende or Gabriel Garcia Marquez, you would appreciate this film's touch of Spanish "magical realism." And the food! If you'd care to try the recipes, they're in the book entitled same.
I have yet to venture that far, although I enjoy making paella! Mucho delicioso!
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Passionate Tita is in love with Pedro, but her controlling mother forbids her from marrying him. When Pedro marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking -- and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares. A feast for the senses, this magical romance from director Alfonso Arau was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and a Golden Globe.