Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

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Macmillan, Apr 2, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 173 pages
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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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User Review  - bell7 - LibraryThing

In her unique graphic memoir style of part journal, part story, Lucy Knisley reminisces about food and the impact it has had on her life. This is a book guaranteed to make you hungry. In her twenties ... Read full review

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User Review  - dmbkel41 - LibraryThing

I was very hesitant to pick this up because I'm a leeeetle snobby with food. Lucy did NOT let me down and this book was perfect for me! We have some similar experiences and the fact that she worked at ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
4
Section 3
9
Section 4
33
Section 5
35
Section 6
40
Section 7
46
Section 8
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Section 10
60
Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
67
Section 14
72
Section 15
74
Section 16
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Section 17
166

Section 9
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About the author (2013)

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.