Forbidden Love Never Tasted This Good
A love story mas caliente que Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Laura Esquival’s novel and movie, Like Water for Chocolate is a story about a 15 year old Mexicana, Tita, who is forbidden to marry her true love, Pedro, because family tradition forces her, the youngest of three daughters, to care for her mami until her death. Que trajedia!
But that doesn’t stop her from desiring him and expressing her feelings through cooking. Recipes like quail in rose petals that you can actually recreate yourself for your hombre. Or recipes that make you cry for your lost loved ones or lust for the touch of your lover.
The story takes on unexpected twists when her older sister marries Pedro, instead. Under the auspicious eye of her mother, Tita must live in temptation. Spiced up with the symbolism that makes our hearts hold out for our true love even when we know it’s forbidden fruit, Tita, is the one Latina we’re rooting for until the end of the story.
Luckily for us, we understand Spanish and even luckier for our non-Latino friends that the movie has subtitles. This is a must-see flick made to see with your man or all of your single Latina friends who believe in soul mates and the power of food.