Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

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5.62 X 8.95 X 0.52 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

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.


"Lovingly illustrated and annotated in her bright, cartoony style." --NPR

"Between chapters, Knisley offers simple, neatly diagrammed recipes (chocolate chip cookies! pesto! sangria!). Her language, like her drawings, is precise and uncluttered." --New York Times

"Lucy Knisley's delightful drawings don't just tell great stories, they're a crystal-clear how-to guide to everything worth doing in the kitchen. Step aside, Joy of Cooking." --Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home

"Lucy Knisley is bringing comics into the kitchen." --USA Today

"Knisley's candid storytelling, deadpan humor, and clear-line storytelling make the book entirely accessible. . . . like a giant bowl of spaghetti carbonara or a tower of huevos rancheros (recipes included) this is a book that teenagers and parents will savor in equal measure." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"I plan on buying this book for every foodie I know." --Wired

"Just about everything in this rambling memoir is handled with good cheer, which hints at the positive energy and personal fulfillment Knisley has wrought from her young life in food." --Booklist

"A grand appreciation for the sheer joy of sharing a meal (and recipe)." --Bookslut

"You're going to savor every page of this yummy graphic memoir." --Reading Rants

"Readers who are already food lovers are the obvious audience here, but those even those who aren't will have plenty to ruminate on through these coming-of-age shorts." --BCCB