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"A delightful first novel... the fragrant story makes you dream of love and want your supper too." --Glamour.

"A mystical Mexican love story... [that] will charm the palate and the heart." -- USA Today.

"A tall-tale, fairy-tale, soap-opera and home-remedy handbook all rolled into one." -- San Francisco Chronicle.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Espanol (January 25, 2001)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 0385721234
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385721233
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
This is such a FUN book. It is a story about love, deception, family, tradition and... COOKING!
I fell in love with the characters, and was very happy to see leading ladies everywhere!
It was also very nice to be able to have a quick look at old fashioned recipes, and understand the process of creating them.
Finally, this book has enough drama, love and tragedy for a movie... and Im very happy it became one, which, by the way is also very good, and captures the real essence of the book.
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Este es un libro muy divertido. Es una historia sobre el amor, la decepcion, la familia, las tradiciones y sobretodo... la cocina!
Me enamore de los personajes y me dio mucho gusto ver a mujeres protagonistas.
Ademas, fue muy interesante el leer sobre recetas antiguas y entender el proceso de creacion de diferentes alimentos.
Finalmente este es un libro con drama, amor y tragedia dignos de una pelicula...y me da mucho gusto que se haya hecho una tan buena, que en verdad capta la esencia del libro.
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Cuando empece a leer esta novela, no pense en lo que se trataba. Sabia que era famosoa y que gano muchisimo premios, pero la foto en la portada me asusto, no sabia si era un libro tan romantico que no podia leer.. me equivioque o mejor dicho lei todo en un ratito. ME ENCANTO MUCHISIMO. Aunque hay algunas partes increibles, este libro tiene ideas y muestra la mujer en la manera en que ella existia por mucho tiempo. Lo voy a usar para mi proyecto en ingles, aunque lo lei en espanol. no se muy dificil tampoco. Llevo 5 años ne espanol, y comprendi todo! Ese fue el primer libro que he completado en espanol, y ma hace querer leer mas y mas. LEANLO!
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By A Customer on December 12, 2001
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Como Agua Para Chocolate fue el primer libro que lei en espanol. Me gusto la historia, especialmente los presonajes. La autora desarrolla muy profundamente los sentimentos, suenos y deseos de los protagonistas. No podia esperar para ver que iba a pasar en el proximo capitulo. Fue fascinante leer sobre esa epoca y el effecto que tenia en sus vidas. La manera en que la autora ha mezclado la preparacion de la comida con los eventos importantes en las vidas de los personajes me parecio muy especial. Tambien el libro es bueno para los estudiantes de espanol porque es facil para leer y no necesitan traducir cada palabra para entender la idea general. El libro hizo su magia en mi espanol tambien, porque despues de leerlo, pude hablar mucho mejor!!
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I found this story so fascinating that I could hardly wait to get home after work every day so I could read more of it. It has an unusual structure. The book is divided into 12 chapters, each of which starts with a traditional Mexian recipe. The memories evoked by the odor or taste of an ingredient lead the narrator to the next stage of the story. Likewise, events in the story lead to asides where the narrator discusses home remedies, superstitions, other recipes, etc. The plot contains magical elements. Basically, the story is realistic, but every once in a while something impossible happens. I realize that this style is not to everyone's taste, so I'm warning you here. On the practical side: I took two years of Spanish at university, and I was able to read, and enjoy, this book in Spanish. In fact, it is the first Spanish book I have ever read. I recommend it to other students of Spanish looking for a good book on which to try out their reading skills.
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Esta obra es preciosa... Tiene una historia tan tierna, y romantica a la vez, que te cautiva desde el primer momento que empiezas a leerlo. Es facil de leer, interesante, y entretenido. Se lo recomiendo a todo aquel que quiera disfrutar de una historia de amor, llena de sorpresas y pasion...
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By A Customer on September 17, 1999
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COMO AGUA PARA CHOCOLATE is an EXCELLENT book. It is easy to read, clear and understandible. It took me 8 hours to read and I enjoyed it every single second. It is such a good work of art that I will read it over and over again! Those that didn't like it, don't appreaciate cultural differences.
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Imaginatively told, romantic and sensual - this is a Latin-style fairy tale for adults only. Tita, our heroine, has a life of work & misery, caused by her mother who is cruel beyond reason to her and has brainwashed her since birth into believing that the youngest daughter must remain a spinster and take care of her mother for ever. Fortunately Tita is blessed with magical cooking skills that allow her to attract lovers and cast many types of spells over the people that consume her dishes, amazing events occur all around her. Tita is not the only talented member of the family either, her sisters are notable personalities as well.
I recommend this as a light & funny escape from reality.
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This book is alright. I had to read it for my Honors Spanish class. I think that it is a good book, but I personally do not enjoy reading magical realism and I thought the ending was depressing and unnecessary. However, it is a classic, and should be respected as such.
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