Tortilla Soup tells the story of a retired Mexican-American chef who lives with his three gorgeous, but single, daughters. Though he lost his ability to taste after losing his wife, he continues to prepare elaborate and traditional sit-down dinners for his family. His adult daughters humor him – he lost his taste buds and therefore much of his zest for life when he lost his wife, they reason – but are each frustrated by the lack of love in their own lives. Romance ensues when the father meets a charismatic divorcee and the daughters pursue their individual passions. This Latino food movie is a tale of discovery, finding love after loss, and realizing that the recipe for happiness often requires many ingredients.