Lucy Knisley
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

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.

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Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride

Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride

We've already mentioned Relish on the podcast and on the blog, which is a GREAT introduction to her, but all of her travelogues and graphic journals are wonderful. I give her book Something New as a gift any time a friend of mine gets engaged, because it is very meditative and expectation-setting during that time of life. She tells the story of her engagement-through-wedding’s-end and all the stress of that season, rearranging her priorities and realizing when she's making decisions based on what's expected by her family vs what she and her fiance want her day to be like, etc. --Brenna

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