Like Water For Chocolate

Today was my monthly book/movie get together with girlfriends. We read a chosen book in advance and come together to watch the movie version over food inspired by the story. This month we read & watched, Like Water For Chocolate. It's a wonderfully written book about unrequited love and how emotions are expressed through food. My girlfriends and I decided the book was much better than the movie... but is still worth watching just to view the differences.
For this girls day in, we all brought in Mexican inspired fare in honor of the setting in which the story takes place. Here are pics from the event:
Joelen's Chicken& Cilantro Quesadillas
w/mild salsa, sour cream & chile con queso
Joelen's Beef Tamales
Jill's Jalepeno Cornbread
Chips & Salsa
Christine's Bimbo Marble Pound Cake
Chris's Chocolate Chile Brownies
Victoria's Margaritas
Carrie & Christine's Jarritos Drinks
Carrie's Milk Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas


  1. I love this book! I read it while I was in Mexico for a summer in college. The movie is no where near as good as the book! I should re-read it soon or suggest it for my book club.

  2. What a BRILLIANT idea for a book club!!

  3. I love this movie, actually. I've been meaning to read it in Spanish, but I was given the English version and am holding out for the Spanish one before I finally do.
    Sounds like a really fun night!

  4. I've had this book checked out from the library for a while. I've been meaning to read it but since you guys say it is good I'm definitely going to have to get started on it.