Though I haven't yet read July's Mexico book, I actually thought that many people had so it surprised me to see this book chosen. But I'm happy it was!
Now, I think I may have to see the movie cause as I'm sure many of you'll agree, I practically never like the movie if I've first read the book & the movie looks really good. (I still don't know how I missed it in theaters!)
So which book are we reading in July?
"Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico blends poignant romance and bittersweet wit.
This classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table in her final days of pregnancy. While still in her mother's womb, her daughter to be weeps so violently she causes an early labor, and little Tita slips out amid the spices and fixings for noodle soup. This early encounter with food soon becomes a way of life, and Tita grows up to be a master chef, using cooking to express herself and sharing recipes with readers along the way."
(A special thank you to Aisha Esbhani for the suggestion.)