Like Water For Chocolate

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Laura Esquivel’s whimsical magical realist novel (with recipes!) of family life in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Mexico, focusing on the romantic pursuits and sensuous cooking habits of a young woman named Tita, became a wildly popular and instantly classic “food film” in the tasty tradition of Babette’s Feast and Big Night. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Alfonso Arau (A Walk in the Clouds). (Dir. by Alfonso Arau, 1992, Mexico, in Spanish with subtitles, 105 mins., Rated R) Digital