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Between Two Fires: Intimate Writings on Life, Love, Food & Flavor

Laura Esquivel ; translated by Stephen Lytle
New York : Crown Publishers, c2000.
1st U.S. ed
Spanish (translated from)
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Intimas suculencias English
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Between 2 fires
0609608479, 9780609608470
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Overview: Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel leapt to international fame with Like Water for Chocolate. With millions of copies sold in hardcover and paperback, and with the phenomenal success of the movie, it is truly one of the most beloved stories of the last decade. In her latest book, Between Two Fires, Laura Esquivel continues to sustain us on levels beyond the physical. Between Two Fires is a wonderful collection of the best of her passionate speeches, short writings, and recipes from the last decade or so, most never published in English. Funny, poignant, imaginative, and insightful, Esquivel muses on all the topics we have come to associate with her -- love, life, family, and of course, the importance of food in all aspects of the human experience -- while also giving us a rare look at what makes her tick. Beautifully illustrated with delightful drawings, this gem is the perfect gift book for her many fans, as well as for foodies and readers of Latin literature everywhere.
  • Prologue
  • At the hearth
  • God is above, the devil, below!
  • Apple soup
  • Between two fires
  • Oaxacan black mole
  • Intimate succulencies: a philosophic treatise on cooking
  • Manchamanteles
  • Introduction to bread
  • Chestnut souffe
  • Cooking with chiles
  • Lowfat mayonnaise
  • Apolonio
  • Rosa Mexicano
  • Mother-witch
  • Credits.
153,[2] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.
Originally published in Spanish, Ollero & Ramos, Editores, Madrid, 1998.
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