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Day 15 – Like water for chocolate

I had a Flake today, and since there’s a post on that already, let’s look at chocolate in film…

If you haven’t seen this film, you should. With stunning Mexican cinematography, themes of love, desire and duty are beautifully and aching displayed through the main characters Pedro (super hot Marco Leonardi also in Cinema Paradiso) and Tita and food! Ok the film is not specifically about chocolate, but it’s in the title and there’s more to it…

Based on Laura Esquivel’s first novel of the same name, como agua para chocolate is actually a common Spanish expression deriving from their hot chocolate making methods. When making hot chocolate water is used instead of milk, and it is brought to the boil then chocolate is added in and melted (might have to try this sometime!). The expression is used to describe the build up of passion, desire or even anger to the point that it’s boiling over ready to consume something… phew, is it getting hot in here?!

Another common usage is to say how perfect something is for the other and in the case of a good hot chocolate, it’s like water for chocolate.

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Posted by on October 22, 2010 in chocolate, films


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