Like Water for Chocolate - Research Article from Literature and Its Times

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by Laura Esquivel

Laura Esquivel grew up in Mexico, where she set her first novel, Like Water for Chocolate. Integral to the novel and drawn from her own experience is the relationship between its characters and cooking, a connection that involves the cook, the dishes prepared, and the effect they have on those who consume them. Esquivel explores the ability of cooking and foods to transform people in a story that is intimately connected to the traditional position to which women have been relegated in Mexico and to the technique of magical realism in Latin American writing.

Events in History at the Time the Novel Takes Place

Nineteenth-century women's magazines. The subtitle of Like Water for Chocolate, "A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies," reflects its intent. The novel sets out to parody popular women's magazines of the...

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