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Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

ISBN: 1596436239

Title: Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

Author: Lucy Knisley

KDL Description:


“I absolutely love this book! Lucy Knisley shares so much about her experiences growing up with ‘foodie’ parents, traveling and eating in other countries, and meals with friends to create an inspiring and heartfelt graphic memoir about the thing we all undoubtedly love: FOOD.
The illustrations are so much of what I love about this book- the settings change from urban, to rural, to workplace, to school and the author just nails it every page. She brings cheery, colorful, classic Sunday comic-strip life to her stories, and includes fully illustrated recipes every now and again so you basically never stop drooling.”
—Rosie at KDL’s Wyoming branch

Amazon Description:

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