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Relish

My Life in the Kitchen
Knisley, Lucy (Paperback - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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" -- from publisher's web site.
Authors: Knisley, Lucy
Title: Relish
my life in the kitchen
Published: New York : First Second, 2013.
Characteristics: 173 p. :,chiefly ill. ;,22 cm.
Summary: "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" -- from publisher's web site.
Local Note: 1 2 3 4
ISBN: 1596436239
9781596436237
Branch Call Number: B KNI
Statement of Responsibility: by Lucy Knisley
Subject Headings: Comic books, strips, etc. United States. Cooking Comic books, strips, etc. Food habits Comic books, strips, etc. Gourmets Comic books, strips, etc. Cartoonists Comic books, strips, etc. Knisley, Lucy Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Topical Term: Comic books, strips, etc.
Cooking
Food habits
Gourmets
Cartoonists
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Presented as a travel journal about the month she spent in Paris the winter before graduating from college, this is a love letter to Parisian food, museums, and shopping, as well as a look into depression and the angst that comes with the reality of facing adulthood. With mostly single-panel illustrated journal pages and some photos, this is a quick read and a nice slice-of-life memoir.

Jul 12, 2014
  • 0Charlie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a very enjoyable read. I didn't know what to expect - a graphic novel cookbook?- and found a delightful memoir of growing up with a profound love of and joy in food. I appreciated that this graphic novel was neither dark, angst-ridden or have tortured superheroes. Kinda like indulging in your favourite comfort food. I will be trying the recipes that are included (fun commentary along with the instructions). Recommended to those who love food and to those who enjoy exploring a different kind of book.

NYPL Staff Pick
Lucy shares lessons learned about food, cooking, and life.
- Selection Team

A treat reminiscent of Reichl's "Tender at the Bone". Relish similarly has the whole fascinating-life-story-anchored-around-food type thing that I so enjoyed in Reichl's work. Nothing delights me more than memoirs in Graphica and Relish did not disappoint. Recommended!

Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Lucy Knisley's graphic novel Relish: My Life in the Kitchen zigzags between biography, cookbook, travelogue, and manifesto of all things culinary. What's more, her fun, vibrantly colorful artwork often made me very hungry. This is the mark of success for such a book.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/relish_knisley

Apr 20, 2014
  • danielestes rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Relish is a heartwarming coming-of-age memoir about discovering some of the finest culinary delicacies the world has to offer. Lucy Knisley's story is elegant, colorful and doused with a homegrown humor sure to make you smile. She chronicles growing up in New York, traveling, going to art school, living on her own, and her entire life is punctuated by good food.

Tried-and-true recipes from the author's own experimentation book-end each chapter. These are a nice flourishes though the book's heart remains her own story.

Mar 28, 2014
  • ISTALKYOURBOOKS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was a random pick for me. I flipped through the pages and thought wow this is kind of unique compared to the graphic novels I read. I never imagined that I would end up loving this book. This book deserves more than 5 stars. Go ahead purchase/checkout this book. You won't be disappointed.

Feb 23, 2014
  • JCLHopeH rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this playful, food-focused memoir. I found her very relatable. Knisley put her talents to good use making this graphic novel, and I loved the creative way she drew the recipes that closed out each chapter. This is cataloged for teens, but I think readers at any age could enjoy it. She also has a super cute and creative résumé at http://www.lucyknisley.com/about.

Jan 29, 2014
  • JCLChristiH rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Be prepared to get hungry and feel many and varied food cravings while reading this book.

Jan 03, 2014
  • BarbLB rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Lucy's stories of growing up with "foodie" parents were a treat. Her descriptions of the food she ate or prepared were so mouthwatering that I wanted to try them at once! I enjoyed the travelogue aspect of this book also. It reminded me a bit of Peter Mayle's Provence books, but in graphic format. Travel and food, two of my favorite things!

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Jun 27, 2014
  • red_elephant_652 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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