Just finished reading this one after it was suggested to me by my high school Spanish teacher over a decade ago, thanks Mrs. Logan. Wow, what a book for the senses! Part cookbook, part romance, part fantasy, all against the backdrop of Mexican political revolution at the turn of the century. Something I will take away from this story and apply to my own writing is how a scent, a taste, a temperature, can evoke such a potent emotion, place, and state of mind like nothing else can. The story follows Tita, the repressed third daughter of a widow who forbids her to marry due to the fact that it's a tradition for the third daughter to take care of the mother the rest of her life. But alas, she falls in love and the only way she can express her emotions is by infusing her culinary creations with all the passion, hate, disgust, and tenderness she possesses, which contagiously spreads to all who eat them. What have you been reading lately?