Like Water for Chocolate - Chapter 5, May, Northern-Style Chorizo Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, May, Northern-Style Chorizo Summary

Tita is in the garden, looking for worms to feed a helpless pigeon. Tita has had no interest in cooking, ever since Pedro, Rosauro, and Roberto left for San Antonio. Tita is supposed to be helping Chechna make sausage, and Mama Elena will be furious if she does not find Tita in the kitchen. They are making sausage, because they had to kill the animals to keep the Mexican rebels from taking them. The sausage is the best way to use up so much meat at one time.

Mama Elena was able to stave the rebels off from the house, but they took everything in the barns, even the doves in the dovecote. After they left, Tita missed their cooing, which had been part of her everyday life since she had been a girl. Tita is mad...

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