Tita's emotions infuse her food with remarkable flavors in Like Water for Chocolate.

Food, love and family obligations are constantly intertwined in this epic Mexican tale filled with magical realism, unrequited passion and some of the most mouth-watering images of cooking ever put on screen. Set mostly in the early 20th century on a ranch along the Mexico-Texas border, "Like Water for Chocolate" follows star-crossed lovers Tita and Pedro as they struggle against family tradition, overbearing parents and life's unexpected vagaries to consummate their love. Fanciful one moment, brutally intense the next, the film is always fascinating — especially during the sensual eating scenes where unfulfilled desires are expressed through food.