Friday, June 24, 2016
Graphic Novel Review: Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
Summary from Goodreads:
A vibrant, food-themed memoir from beloved indie cartoonist Lucy Knisley.
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 book 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.
Thanks to this comic and a booktuber I found the awesome new genre of comic memoirs and now I'm working through all of Knisley's comics and moving on to others.
I really enjoyed the format of the comic, it seemed more like a novel with depth and great story instead of just a graphic novel, it took longer to read but in this case it was a good thing.
It was interesting because it was centered on the love of food instead of just on making it.
But I would not read this if you are hungry, the food looks so good and it has fun recipes throughout it.
I recommend checking out this comic about food and life with great artwork.