Like Water for Chocolate

by Laura Esquivel

4.4/5

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.

“Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can't strike them all by ourselves”

Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate