that are born, love and die in the kitchen, from the own recipes, often irrigated with the
tears of women and transmitted from generation to generation, the driving force of Como
water for chocolate is in the recreation of the words in the service of a metaphor of the
Mexican writer will use the humbler tools of the language of the
boilers, fire and the culinary ingredients to go further and make their way to narrate one
secret history of love and desire. Because Laura Esquivel, as a woman who writes, and as
Latin American author, clearly points to the creative process of the same language.
In the new Latin American novel, Carlos Fuentes stated that «invent a language
that is all history has silent». Carlos Fuentes noted the widespread trend
the verbal exploration of Latin American writers "the critical elaboration of all lono
said in our long history of lies, silence, rhetoric and academic complicity".
Against "the unspoken", against the impossibility of Tita to marry the man who loves,
against the subordination to old irrational ways, against the unjust conviction of the daughter
minor who may not consummate their love by submission of adjoining unwritten family orders
but exercised with the violence of the facts, proclaims an imaginative language, Laura Esquivel
ancestral, ironic and replete that it goes beyond the culinary field to be established in the language of one
boundless passion. But this overflowing passion will only be expressed through the process
loving, slow and sensual of the elaboration of the cuisine of Tita.
Each dish will provoke in diners a whole series of images and sensations of
unexpected and uncontrollable effects. So happened to Gertrude before boarding naked to the
horse of John to lose on a copulation at full Gallop: «seemed to food»
I was drinking produced an aphrodisiac effect on it as he began to feel that a huge o deal with the lives of women limited to an action which only will be expressed
through the efforts to satisfy others. The strength of the love of Tita and his claim
staff will make the rite of outside nutrition a magical ritual full of rebelliousness. There is a
extraordinary image where Titan, that ' not resisted a hungry person asked
food», offers his sister baby berreante his chest of unmarried woman: "when she»
He saw that the child gradually recovered tranquillity in his face and heard him swallow
He suspected that something extraordinary was happening". Tita, turned suddenly into Ceres, Goddess
the power, by an act of love. Throughout the novel, Esquivel reiterate these
episodes that link nutrition and female affection and become the symbol of the female Titan
as a giver of food and healing.
Laura Esquivel (city of Mexico, 1948) published this novel in 1989. Like water for
chocolate was soon translated into 33 languages and made into a film by filmmaker Alfonso Arau, by