Like Water for Chocolate A - Like Water for Chocolate A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes Romances and Home Remedies InsomeLatinAmerican

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Like Water for Chocolate A Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies
« Like Water for Chocolate » In some Latin American countries, such as Mexico, hot chocolate is made not with milk, but with water instead. Water is boiled and chunks of milk chocolate are dropped in to melt. Thus, "like water for chocolate" alludes to water at the boiling point. Commonly used as a metaphor for describing a state of passion (sexual arousal) or of anger.
A Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies References the 19th-century installment novel, the Mexican version of women's fiction published in monthly installments, together with recipes, home remedies, dressmaking patterns, short poems and the calendar of Church observances. This genre is the forerunner of the western women's magazine. A reclaiming and a parody of a
Narrative Structure Each installment features a recipe that begins the chapter.

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