One of my favorite movies of all time is Like Water For Chocolate. It combines food, family, love, mysticism, and history all in one beautiful story. I haven't seen it on the big screen in years, but this weekend, you can watch this movie on the big screen and find out why this is such an amazing film, and it won't cost you a penny.

Like Water For Chocolate tells the story of Tita who falls in love with Pedro. She can't marry him, however, because her mother insists that she follow family tradition that says that the youngest daughter has to remain unmarried and take care of her mother until she dies. Tita has to see one of her sisters get married to Pedro and then work as the cook in the family's ranch kitchen. She creates magic with the food she feeds her family, but it's not always good magic.

The movie is set in 1910 in a Mexican border village. Many of the traditions and meals that are served will probably remind you of El Paso and Juarez. I first saw this movie in Austin and was desperately homesick for days. I spent an entire weekend cooking recipes out of the book just to make myself feel better!

Check out Like Water For Chocolate this weekend at the International Museum Of Art. It is an El Paso treasure that will wow you after the movie.