Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Relish by Lucy Knisley.

Relish : my life in the kitchen  by Lucy Knisley.
:01 First Second, 2013
Graphic memoir, 192 pages 
Library book

What a delightful memoir! In telling her own story, Lucy Knisley also relates family memories going back to her mother's college years in New York's developing gourmet scene. History seems to repeat itself when Lucy goes to college in Chicago during that city's growth as a foodie center.

Lucy starts life in New York City, but moves to a rural setting with her mother when her parents divorce.She's a foodie from the start and shares her learning experiences. Each chapter is concluded with a recipe. These recipes are  also gentle tutorials on food preparation and cooking methods. Because Lucy managed to travel quite a bit, the dishes are diverse (huevos rancheros, sushi, pickles, sauteed mushrooms).

A fun book with great illustrations: nostalgic for the experienced cook, some great information for the novice, and a coming of age story line. For foodies of all ages.


  1. I have this on my TBR as I read, and enjoyed, her French Milk a few years ago. I should try and get to it soon.

  2. I haven't read anything else by her, but I will.

  3. I just finished reading this for my Foodies Read challenge, too! I wish I'd had the chance to try some of her recipes.

  4. I borrowed this from the library and didn't get to it before it had to be returned. I might check it out again.