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

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"The return to the kitchen was not easy. I wanted my daughter to know her past, to eat what I had eaten in my childhood; however, I quickly realized that I no longer remembered my family's recipes....I forced myself to try and remember a recipe on my own. And that is how I discovered, as I had already known in my childhood, that it was possible to hear voices in the kitche...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published February 13th 2001 by Crown (first published 1995)
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Rodrigo
Divertido, aunque de repente sentí que Esquivel se repetía a sí misma. Como ella misma lo explica, estos textos se originaron un poco alrededor de "Como agua para chocolate", y se nota. Si bien la fórmula es mágica, maravillosa en "Como agua...", en estos relatos a veces se siente limitada y hasta forzada. Y lo peor, hace que por momentos me diera la impresión de estar leyendo a Guadalupe Loaeza lo cual, tratándose de una escritora como Laura Esquivel, debe ser preocupante. Y sí, como ella advie...more
CatarinaG
..."tudo aquilo que comi, com quem comi e o modo como o comi determinou aquilo que sou, e, nesta matéria, não posso deixar de reconhecer que corre nas minhas veias uma certa dose de Coca-cola"...

A autora de "Como água para chocolate" revive velhas receitas e velhas personagens para contar uma história recordando a quem a lê que é indispensável ler e viver com a mesma intensidade, que, sem sabor, a vida não vale a pena ser vivida, e que sem o sabor da vida, a literatura não existe.

Fantásticas ilu...more
Rachel
This book was an interesting blend of Ancient and more recent Mexican history, an autobiography of the author and short stories, combined with recipes for food and how food affects our lives, and excerpts from her most famous book "Like Water for Chocolate". She has a great way of thinking esp when she compares the making of bread to religion. Although I enjoyed reading it, I think I prefer "Like Water for Chocolate" or her cookbook "An Appetite for Passion".
Carlos Burga
La verdad no se que es lo trataba de hacer la autora de este libro, pero lo que sí puedo decir es que las desconectadas historias que ella cuenta no solamente son increíblemente triviales sino que hacen ver al lector la importancia de tener un editor que sepa firmemente rechazar tan aburridos manuscritos. No sé a quién podría interesarte esta colección pero estoy seguro que ni mi peor enemigo merece que se la recomiende.
Elena Salazar
Cuentos cortos, algunos mejores que otros sin mucha relevancia. La riqueza literaria de Esquivel es impoluta, aunque esperaba mas. Me gustaron los capitulos DAVOS 99, FIN DE SIGLO y EL MAIZ, con algo de profundidad en relación a los demás capítulos hace un llamado a la conciencia de lo esencial, con un lenguaje bastante simple. De fácil lectura.

Hiridessa
Oct 11, 2013 Hiridessa rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Hiridessa by: My mom
Un "Tratado Filosófico de Cocina", verdaderamente, no me quedaron dudas. La escritora una vez más nos deleita con esa manera tan propia de ella y tan peculiar de contar historias, historias de amor, desamor, desarrollo e involución, todas "en torno al fuego" y relacionadas con el "arte creador de vida: la cocina".
Kathleen
This book is basically a collection of 14 short speeches and introductions and forwards written by Esquivel for recipes or others' books. The stories are interesting and well written and the pages are beautifully illustrated. It probably takes about an hour to read so it's good for light reading.
Nydia Pauline
Pequeñas historias, que te hacen reflexionar y apreciar mucho mas las raices mexicanas, y sobre todo el amor, pasion y respeto hacia la cocina
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Lauren DeVoe read a chapter called "At the Hearth" at the 2010 Women's Read-In
Grace
Dec 29, 2010 Grace rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2010
The writing is great but the disjointed stories in this collection disappoint more than they satisfy.
Emily
Like Water for Chocolate is one of my favorite books, but this collection really fell short for me.
Lis deMelian
I loved it sooo mucha and literally *ate it* at once... I love México culture!!!
Shon.b
Loved all the short stories and especially the illustrations. Great quick read
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A teacher by trade, Laura Esquivel gained international attention with Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies and The Law of Love. In both books she manages to incorporate her teaching abilities by giving her readers lessons about life. During an on-line Salon interview with Joan Smith, she said, "As a teacher I realize that what one lear...more
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“No one who loves life can ignore literature, and no one who loves literature can ignore life.” 14 likes
“The time it took to prepare didn't matter, because there is no such thing as wasted time in the kitchen--rather that is where we go to recover lost time.” 3 likes
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