I love books with stories around the kitchen, where events and Mxican dishes recipes are intertwined with flavours. Reading recipes and cooking steps also makes me hungry, but that’s another story.
The story lone is built around Tita, who is given a multitude of roles throughout the book: she is a daughter, a cook, a lover, a sister, a nurse. The character has to fight for her right to decide how to live an authoritarian mother and a series of circumstances she finds herself in.
The writing style is impregnated with tenderness and a bitter-sweet taste of life in all its magnificence. It has magic, it has love. What else do you need?
I absorbed the book in no time and recommend to enjoy it with a cup of hot chocolate.