Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Mexican film, "Like Water for Chocolate," is another enchanting food film

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.


Anonymous said...

It sounds magical. Will definitely look for it. K. :)

ChaChaneen said...

That is a GREAT movie!! I watched it via english subtitles and it was just great! Several scenes you can't help but giggle at too.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Hi, K.! It's such a sweet film. I hope you enjoy it! :))

So true, Janeen! Several dinner scenes were hysterical! And Tita's sister running off naked after eating one of those sensual meals. Hilarious! :))