From the author of Like Water for Chocolate comes a richly layered collection of stories, essays, and recipes that delves into affairs of the heart, the spirit, and, of course, the stomach.
In this fully illustrated book of musings and memories, beloved novelist Laura Esquivel reflects on the powerful relationships that shape us and the central role of food in them all. With imagination, intimacy, and wry humor, she offers up a banquet of vivid writings and mouthwatering recipes. Between these pages you’ll discover warm kitchens; rich, fragrant moles; and loved ones sharing the essential joy of cooking. The women who taught Esquivel to cook approached food with a spiritual reverence—they were, in essence, priestesses and alchemists. Under their guidance, Esquivel learned that there is magic in food and in those who prepare it. This magic is felt when we close our eyes to take that first perfect bite, and it brings flavor to the writings in this beautiful collection.
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About the Author
Laura Esquivel is the award-winning author of Like Water for Chocolate, which has sold over four and a half million copies around the world in thirty-five languages and was adapted into a beloved film. Her other novels include The Law of Love, Swift as Desire, and Malinche. She lives in Mexico City.
Hometown:Mexico City, Mexico
Date of Birth:September 30, 1951
Place of Birth:Mexico City, Mexico