Cine Latino: Feast Your Eyes on ‘Jamón, Jamón’, ‘Tortilla Soup’, ‘Like Water for Chocolate’ and More this Thanksgiving

Cine Latino covers, well, all things relating to Latino culture and the movies, every Friday. In the spirit of Thanksgiving we’re celebrating with movies that highlight the passion and cultural richness represented in Hispanic dishes. Enjoy! Like Water for Chocolate (Como Agua Para Chocolate) (1992) Set during the Mexican Revolution, director Alfonso Arau crafts a passionate love story centered on Tita and Pedro. Madly in love with Pedro, Tita is forbidden by her controlling mother to date. So when Pedro marries Tita’s sister she obsessively throws herself into cooking. The food ends up taking a life of its own, becoming an erotic feast for the senses. Like Water for Chocolate was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and a Golden...

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