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Relish: My Life in the Kitchen | Lucy Knisley
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERLucy 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 recipemany 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.A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013An NPR Best Book of 2013
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Robotswithpersonality
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For the most part just a lovely, colourful memoir of experiences around, food, eating and cooking, friends and family. I love the art style and will be happy to read her other graphic memoirs.
There's a sprinkling of content that I think prevents this from being 'for all ages' but the majority is light and sweet.
Warning: Fatphobia (?) just a couple moments that lack introspection. I guess it's hard to be objective about what you love.

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Robotswithpersonality
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"I ate weirdness and drank strange."

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I was just going to start this but I ended up eating my dinner with one hand while turning pages with the other 😂 if that‘s not a strong recommendation, I don‘t know what is!

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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One of the librarians was so shocked during our shift when she established I wasn‘t joking when I said that I‘d read nothing in May that she hustled back with this little stack of books for me… I don‘t usually borrow books from work but she was so earnest that I didn‘t have the heart to knock them back 🧐📚

Julsmarshall Some great books in that stack! 8mo
Prairiegirl_reading I think she did some good choosing there!! I hope you enjoy! 8mo
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Lauram
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I‘m enjoying this food-themed memoir on this sunny and unseasonably cool morning.

AileenRR Love this one! 2y
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Julsmarshall
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Loved this graphic novel from artist Lucy Knisley sharing her life growing up among foodies and chefs! A love letter to food and family, this has been on my #TBR for ages and I‘m so glad I finally finished, thanks to #litsyatx for the push! @Soubhiville

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MrsMalaprop
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Thanks @Jeg for loaning me this graphic novel about food. It‘s fair to say that I am a “live to eat” rather than “eat to live” kinda gal, so this was right up my alley. 🤤😋😍

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suvata
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• ModernMrsDarcy.com #MMD flight pick for December 2020

RELISH is graphic novel about the transformative powers of good food. It was geared toward middle graders but I think adults would love it just as much. It has a few great recipes and it really helps to have the pictures to follow along.

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jenniferajanes
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I‘m not usually a memoir reader, much less a graphic memoir reader, but I enjoyed this #mmdbookclub flight pick for December. I am grateful for interlibrary loan and for the food-related memories this book reminded me of. 🥰 #modernmrsdarcy

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shanaymayer
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Reading has been in a weird lull the past couple months. I‘ve read almost only non-fiction and very light material. This book was the perfect companion for a road trip with kids. I could pick it up and put it down easily to help kiddos with car activities and it was such a fun way to read little snippets of a traveler‘s life through the lens of food.

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Jeg
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The third book of hers I have read this year. Loved them all. Not a graphic novel fan , I‘ve become a fan of Lucy. Great drawings. A quick delightful read. Was perfect for when I was in hospital for a couple of days dealing with a racing heart.. again!! I think you might enjoy this book @MrsMalaprop
#2020joybooks

MrsMalaprop Can I borrow? Sorry to hear you‘ve been unwell. 2y
CarolynM Sorry to hear you've been in hospital. Hope you're feeling better now💐 2y
Jeg @CarolynM I‘m fine. My heart speeds up AF. Under control . Gives me a fright though. Thanks . 2y
Suet624 Your heart issue sounds scary! 2y
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Smarkies
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Finished this one up quickly as it really is in my wheelhouse. I love food memoirs (even though I can't cook) and this one is particularly charming with its illustrations.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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This was a cute read.

#MagicalMay #FoodOnCover

Image from the author‘s website.

megnews I started this and got drawn away by other books at the time. Need to finish. I love Knisley. I just started “Go to Sleep, I Miss You” about being a new mom. Accurate, funny, and cute. 3y
Eggs Love how you included photo (is it you?) and a floury surface ❤️👏🏻💕🍽 3y
erzascarletbookgasm @Eggs Haha, oh no! The image is from the author‘s website. 😊 3y
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elizabethlk
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I finally read Relish, and it was a delight. Lots of fun, cute, delicious, charming. I definitely enjoyed myself, and I saved some of the recipes. I'm also counting it as my food book for the Reading Women Challenge 2020.

I look forward to reading more from Knisley.

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BekaReid
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This was a fun glimpse into Lucy Kinsley's life and the culinary influences and experiences during her years growing up.

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LaraS
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Mehso-so

I skimmed the summary of this book and it didn't really seem like my kinda thing, but I read it anyway cuz someone recommended it to me. Can't say I enjoyed it, but that's on me. The book delivered exactly what it promised to deliver. Food memoirs just aren't for me.

Silver lining: I discovered there's a movie called “Relish“, so this counts as my #PopSugarReadingChallenge: “a book with the same title as a movie or TV show but is unrelated to it“

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megnews
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I‘m not a big foodie, actually a pretty basic, picky eater, but I‘ve loved everything else by Lucy Knisley so why not?

AvidReader25 I love this one! 3y
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nelehelen
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I am a big foodie so this was right up my alley. Thought this was fun and cute. And, it definitely made me hungry! I love food, memoirs and graphic novels so this was a solid “pick” for me!

#DogsofLitsy

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DGRachel
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#unpopularopinion I‘ll be brutally honest. There‘s nothing wrong with this graphic foodie memoir, but it‘s just not for me. I rarely enjoy memoirs from anyone in any format, and I can barely cook even a basic meal, so a foodie memoir is so far outside my zone, it‘s practically in another universe. If you like to cook, or enjoy memoirs, then you‘ll probably love this. I‘m going to relish #bailey snuggles.

britt_brooke I love memoirs, and even though I hate to cook, I love food ones. It makes no sense. Might give this a try. 3y
ValerieAndBooks I‘m curious!! I‘ll see first whether the library has it, though. 3y
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Sarahandhella
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I have been nonexistent on here for so long... But I finally bought books on Thriftbooks today. Thankful that I can read so many great books from my library so I know what I want to own. Hopefully I can control myself in the future!!

Zelma Great choices! Relish is phenomenal and Adulthood is fun. 3y
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LibrarianRyan
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2.5 🌟To be honest if it wasn‘t for #LMPBC I would have DNFed this book. Review on GR and LT.
#BBRC #AdultNF
#Booked2019 #Food
#NancyDrewChallenge #2013
#KillYourTBR #recipe

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JenlovesJT47
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A foodie memoir in graphic novel form — what‘s not to like? I‘m very hungry now. Off to make myself some Cajun pasta. 😋

Recommended for those who enjoy memoirs/graphic novels/cooking and gourmet food. 5⭐️

#graphicnovel

🍽🌯🍜🥪🥘🥗🍲🍤🥟🍱🍣🍛🥮🍰🍦🍪🍩

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KatyAliceReads
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Book No. 4: Relish #24in48 @24in48

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cwarnier
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#24in48
Book # 1 on my list down. 2 hours 5 minutes in.
On to a couple of kids books.

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ReadingOver50
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The story details the author's life as a child of two foodie parents. She grew up eating more gourmet food as a child than I have eaten my whole life. She also got to travel the world, experiencing new countries and tasting the cuisine. It was interesting to see this all from a child's perspective, yet I wonder if she realized how lucky she was to grow up that way. The book had it's moments, but did not leave a big impression on me.

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ReadingOver50
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Just starting this book. Luckily I‘m able to read on the job. It makes work much more pleasant 😄

AileenRR This is my favorite Lucy Knisley book ❤️ 4y
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bibliobard
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So after some poking around Goodreads and Amazon these are the four I have narrowed down to, if you would like to help me pick. #GroupU #LMPBC
1. Relish by Lucy Knisley (cooking AND comics, yes please).
2. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (adventure!)
3. Lumberjanes V 1 (awesome girls, friendship, weird things in the woods)
4. The Prince & The Dressmaker by Jen Wang (a new fairy tale)

TheBookHippie 4-2-1-3 my likes in order 📖❤️ but any is fine ! I‘m so excited! 4y
bibliobard @TheBookHippie I know! They all sounded great to me! 4y
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LibrarianRyan I have read all of them but Relish. However, the Prince and the Dressmaker is such a wonderful tale. I tell everyone under the sun to read it. It's a Litsy award winner (i wont lie, nominated by me), it has won other inclusivity awards. I would so read it again, and again, and again. But Pick any. None of these are bad. 4y
bibliobard @LibrarianRyan good to know! It sounded wonderful when I read the synopsis. It will likely end up being The Prince or Relish. I am a big foodie so that one really spoke to me. 4y
DGRachel I've read Lumberjanes and Nimona (I actually have a subscription to Lumberjanes individual issues!), so I vote for Relish or Prince, but I could totally reread the other two, as well. :) 4y
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BookaholicNatty
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Picked up this graphic novel that I had on hold at the library. It took a little while for it to come. This was picked for my online book club that I‘m looking forward to reading. It has tons of recipes in it but is a memoir written in graphic novel form. On thing I love about our book club is that I get to read of a lot of things I wouldn‘t have otherwise even known about. Has anyone read this already or even heard of it?

rretzler I‘ve not heard of it. Sounds like a great book club. I wish I could find one. 4y
KarenUK Loved it.... read all of her graphic memoirs, she‘s great💕 4y
BookaholicNatty @KarenUK I didn‘t realize there were more! 4y
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Expandingbookshelf
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Lazy weekend baking 😍

mreads That cake looks adorable and yummy 4y
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Expandingbookshelf
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💚💚💚

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booklover3258
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I found this graphic novel from Book Riot suggestions and Im very happy Ive read it. The best food graphic novel ive read so far. It was cute and hilarious. Also yummy recipes at the end of each section. 5 stars no doubt.

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diovival
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Mehso-so

"The book you're reading contains a collection of my favorite stories, crammed with the taste-memories that draw them up through my mind from years ago."
-Lucy Knisley

I wanted to like this so much more than I did! New & enticing recipes throughout the book. Delightful artwork. But, Knisley jumps so abruptly from moment to moment that I found it difficult to connect with her story. Maybe if I try cooking some of her recipes I'll feel differently?

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Layali926
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A great foodie graphic novel and a memoir. It Will definitely make you hungry and attempt to try new things.

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diovival
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This book is so cute!

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diovival
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Soon 👀👀👀 #nextup

Christine Love that book! ❤️ 4y
diovival @Christine I flipped through and saw a few recipes too! Excited. 4y
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ElishaLovesBooks
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Very cute graphic novel memoir told through the foods that impacted the author through her growing up and becoming an adult. There are even some recipes! Fun, fast read!

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AvidReader25
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Classics, nonfiction, gothic mystery, graphic novels, I love so many genres! Great question @britt_brooke
1. Jane Austen
2. Neil Gaiman
3. Lucy Knisley
4. William Shakespeare
5. Bill Bryson

britt_brooke Great choices! Thanks for playing along. 💚 4y
AvidReader25 @britt_brooke So many of yours are my favorite authors! 4y
CouronneDhiver Interesting variety here! 4y
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charl08
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Making me hungry...

AvidReader25 I loved this book! 4y
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biblio_ginger
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For the #24in48readathon hour 36 challenge we're supposed to pick our favorite food related book and I had to pick Relish! Though most of her books would qualify 😉 Lucy Knisley is a crazy talented artist and author and I love all her books! I'm at 17 hours and getting ready to go to the read-in at the bookstore! 😄 #24in48 @24in48

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Pam.Kokomo
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Mehso-so

I did enjoy her story, but the style of writing for graphic memoirs and novels is so clipped and spare that I always end up not loving the book.

Reviewsbylola I usually feel that way too. 😕 4y
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SW-T
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A cute graphic novel about growing up as the child of foodies. Along with her love of fast food, Knisley shares stories of growing up, from the city to the countryside, coping with her parent‘s divorce, learning to cook, traveling, and of course, recipes. Bright and vibrant illustrations bring her stories to life.

#foodies #cooking #travel #recipes #graphicnovels

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SW-T
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Hard to pass up a graphic novel about food, especially when there are recipes too!

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guinsgirlreads
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“Anyone who can fail to rejoice in the enticing squish/crunch of a fast-food French fry, or the delight of a warmed piece of grocery-store donut, is living half a life.” 🍩 🍟 😜

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guinsgirlreads
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Sangria 😍❤️🍹🍉🍍🍑🍒🍊🍋🍓!

Wife @Kelican17 Make this?😵 5y
Kelican17 @Wife sure. Come over. 😋 5y
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guinsgirlreads
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A great comic for foodies! Awesome illustrations (and recipes!)

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guinsgirlreads
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Taking a break from murder mysteries for a minute to read Relish, and then back to murder! #amreading #currentreads

LA_Mead I love that book! 5y
guinsgirlreads @LA_Mead it does seem fun so far! 5y
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coffeewithbooks
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Staring this one today @readsusieread still going try to read the other but i been reading Fangirl also . #freakyfriday

charl08 Love Lucy Knisley! 5y
readsusieread Yay! I hope you like it! 5y
Zelma One of my favorites from Knisley. I adore her in general. (edited) 5y
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MadCatRamble
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I ❤️ everything about Relish. Lucy Knisley is my kind of foodie. This is the memoir version of comfort food.