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Laura Esquivel’s book, entitled “Like water for hot chocolate”, is published by Kedros Publications.
Tita is born on the kitchen table, in a flood of tears from peeling onions. Condemned by tradition to remain unmarried to care for her tyrannical mother, Mama Elena, Tita finds her purpose in life in the De la Garza family kitchen. Her food not only enchants with its exquisite flavors, but also conveys emotions, her pain, bitterness, joy or lust to whoever tastes them. In fact, when Mama Elena forces Tita’s lover, Pedro, to marry her older sister, Tita learns to keep and feed his love with her legendary dishes.
Mexican recipes, intense passions and magical realism are the ingredients of Laura Esquivel’s delightful novel, considered one of the most important Spanish-language novels of the 20th century. It was translated into forty languages, adapted to the cinema with great success and gave the author a place in the pantheon of Latin American literature.
Laura Esquivel was born in Mexico in 1950. She began her career as a screenwriter. The publication of her first novel Like Water for Hot Chocolate in 1989 was a major publishing event of the 90s worldwide. The film adaptation of the book, in her own script, was also a huge commercial success. Six novels followed, some of which were published in Greek by Oceanida publications.
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