This book is set in Mexico during the revolutionary war. There are 12 chapters representing the 12 months and in each month a recipe is interspersed in the telling of the story. The story revolved around Tita and her love for cooking among other things. It’s a very interesting story especially for us Filipinos because there are some “pamahiin” that are followed by Tita and her family so we can easily relate. There were also some “alamat” that were told that to some who are not so familiar with this concept will find it a little bit hard to believe. Aside from the recipes, this is a story of love. You will cry and be frustrated with Tita as you read the story. This is the book I brought in my first visit to Dr. Alfiler. I think I finished half of the book while waiting for my turn.
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