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Relish REVIEW

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

An entertaining and moving tribute to the role food has shaped her life, Lucy Knisley‘s graphic novel memoir Relish is an homage to her caterer mother, fastidious father, and all the food in between–from apricot croissants in Italy to sinfully delicious McDonald’s French fries. Knisley concludes most of the thematic chapters with a related recipe–Americanized sushi, shepherd’s pie, sangria. (She’s created some fun supplementary recipes on a new tumblr called Crave This to promote the book. I’ll include one as an example of her art below.) As an added bonus, the memoir includes some photographs of the author and her family and friends throughout her life. I devoured this memoir, and you will too, especially if you enjoy food like I do. Relish will be available on April 2, 2013. (5 out of 5 stars)

P. S. I first learned about Lucy Knisley from her wonderful Harry Potter posters.

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