TITLE: LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE
DIRECTOR: ALFONSO ARAU
WRITER: LAURA ESQUIVEL
THE BOTTOM LINE: This grand Mexican fable shows that the way to a man's heart is through a woman's hearth.
; Nothin' says lovin' like somethin' from the oven. The extra ingredient is care. Just like Mom used to make it.
It's a pity that the folk wisdom of food has degenerated into commercial slogans -- for the kitchen is a place of remembered magic. What are spells, if not womankind's oldest recipes? What is a caldron but a pot for witches' bouillabaisse? Snow White's stepmother was Apple Annie with...