Recommended byNY Journal of Books
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
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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.Read Full Review of Relish: My Life in the Kitchen | See more reviews from NPR
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.Read Full Review of Relish: My Life in the Kitchen | See more reviews from NY Journal of Books
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