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Book
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Publisher, Date:
New York : First Second, 2013.
Description:
173 p. : chiefly ill. ; 22 cm.
Summary:
"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" -- from publisher's web site.
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ISBN:
9781596436237
1596436239
Other Number:
794367485
System Availability:
3
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
3
Control Number:
992046
Call Number:
741.5973
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
2
# System items in:
2
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Fiction/Biography Profile
Genre
NonFiction
Arts
Culinary
Graphic novel
Topics
Cartoonists
Comic strips
Food
Gastronomy
Travel
Adventurers
Setting
New York City, New York - Mid-Atlantic States (U.S.)
- International
Time Period
-- 20th-21st century
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  Publishers Weekly Review

"When we eat, we take in more than just sustenance," writes Knisley (French Milk) in this nostalgic and funny food-centric memoir, and it's a fitting motto for the book and for anyone who takes even the slightest pleasure in cooking and, more importantly, eating. Having grown up surrounded by delicious food, thanks to her gourmand father and earthy superchef mother, Knisley looks back on her childhood and adolescence through her roving palette and voracious appetite for new tastes and experiences. With each memory Knisley shares, she shows that life, like a good meal, should be savored and that all food-even junk food-is more than "just fuel." For those uninitiated in the mysterious art of pickling, the nuance of cheese, or making sangria (yes, a couple cocktail recipes appear), Knisley's candid storytelling, deadpan humor, and clear-line cartooning make the book entirely accessible, extinguishing the pretensions that sometimes predominate the culinary world. Like a giant bowl of spaghetti carbonara or tower of huevos rancheros (recipes included), this is a book that teenagers and parents will savor in equal measure. Ages 15-up. Agent: Holly Bemiss, Susan Rabiner Literary Agency. (Apr.) ? (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Summary
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. nbsp; 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. nbsp; A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013An NPR Best Book of 2013
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