Relish by Lucy Knisley
My Life in the Kitchen

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She's spent her life in kitchens, and has developed the skills to prepare meals with passion and something very like grace.
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Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe—many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy's original inventions.

A welcome read for anyone who ever felt more passion for a sandwich than is strictly speaking proper, Relish is a graphic novel for our time: it invites the reader to celebrate food as a connection to our bodies and a connection to the earth, rather than an enemy, a compulsion, or a consumer product.

A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013
An NPR Best Book of 2013

 

About Lucy Knisley

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Lucy Knisley was born in New York City, raised in Rhinebeck, NY, and educated in Chicago. She has come home to roost in a tiny apartment in Manhattan, where she can be closer to her mom's cooking. Her comics about life, food, travel and her adventures have gained her a devoted audience on the Internet, and she is now doing food comics for the magazine Saveur, who just sent her to Africa. Lucy's first book, French Milk, is a travelogue about a trip to Paris. Relish is her most recent work.
 
Published April 2, 2013 by First Second. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Comics & Graphic Novels, Young Adult, Cooking, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Glen Weldon on Apr 11 2013

She's spent her life in kitchens, and has developed the skills to prepare meals with passion and something very like grace.

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NY Journal of Books

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Reviewed by Mark Squirek on Apr 02 2013

When showing us ingredients and recipes she perfectly uses white space to enhance what she is telling us. As if she has prepared a meal and wants us to enjoy each part of it as it sits across a well-made table.

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