47. Like Water For Chocolate

Kaylia and, special guest Claudya, discuss the book and movie: Like Water For Chocolate. Join us for a conversation about magical realism, the true tragic characters, the trouble with translations, the subversive feminist qualities, and the disappointment of Pedro. Plus, Kaylia continues her trend of not being able to pronounce anything properly. She’s working on it, and she’s sorry. All that plus a reminder that there is no hierarchy for what lights your fire, errr, matches. You do you!

Special Cohost… Claudya!

Claudya Martinez is a blogger, writer, and amazing person!

More than all that, she is a personal hero of mine and I was so jazzed to have her on the show!

Her awesome lifestyle blog is totally worth subscribing to. Trust me on this.
She can also be found on Insta, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

This Pages and Popcorn Podcast episode was produced by Kaylia Metcalfe and featured “Pages and Popcorn Podcast Theme” / M.D. Arms

Like Water for Chocolate (Spanish: Como agua para chocolate) is a novel by Mexican novelist and screenwriter Laura Esquivel

The novel which uses magical realism follows the story of a young girl named Tita, who longs for her lover, Pedro, but can never have him because first off her mother has this family tradition that the youngest daughter cannot marry, but instead must take care of her mother until she dies… and then there is the small matter of Pedro being married. Tita is only able to express herself when she cooks.

Like Water for Chocolate (Spanish: Como Agua Para Chocolate) is a 1992 Mexican film in the style of magical realism based on the popular novel, published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel. It earned ten Ariel Awards including the Best Picture and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film became the highest-grossing foreign-language film ever released in the United States at the time. The film was selected as the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 65th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

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Show Notes / Sources


How to make matches

Challenges in translating literature. 

English: Match vs Candle… In Spanish Cerilla vs Vela

Stand By Me

The infamous pie-eating vomit scene in Stand By Me

Magical Realism

Interesting article about William Faulkner and Gabriel García Márquez in relation to Magical Realism 

Mi Negro Pasdo

Ability to lactate, not just for mothers?

Musical Adaptation

Simply Irresistible (movie)

Simply Irresistible (song)

Chocolate (novel by Joanne Harris)

Pomegranate Soup (novel by Marsha Mehran)Albondigas (Mexican meatball soup) Recipe – Claudia Regalado (not Claudya Martinez)






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Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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