“I preferred this book rather than French Milk by the same author. We French love our food, and I'm glad to see that others in North America do too!”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Boring”Laura B wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I preferred this book rather than French Milk by the same author. We French love our food, and I'm glad to see that others in North America do too!”Cecile wrote this review Thursday, October 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“If you like to cook/bake this is a book for you a graphic novel about a gril who grew up eating and tasting food. Also has recipes”Aden B. wrote this review Friday, September 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Kinsley presents her memoir, as her life and the major events are marked by the impact of food and cooking. She is the daughter of a chef and a gourmand, thus good food has always played an essential part in her life. From Manhattan and Paris to a farm in Upstate New York, from the finest restaurants to McDonald’s, Knisley leads her audience on a culinary journey that will leave them culling their memories for similar experiences. Knisley notes, “When we eat, we take in more than just sustenance.” That message is exemplified throughout each chapter.
Mouthwateringly delightful, this humorous look into the life of a ‘foodie’ is difficult to resist. Presented in a graphic novel format, the detailed, clear illustrations move the story along with a natural fluidity and add to the humor of Knisley’s storytelling. Illustrated recipes are inserted at the end of each chapter and detailed information on cheeses and pickling are also included. Relish is a must read for anyone interested in the delights of the culinary world.
“A loving memoir of growing up in a foodie home.”wildhare21 wrote this review Monday, August 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A fun read for culinary enthusiasts. Lucy Knisley recollects her experience growing up with a foodie father and a famous caterer as a mother. Knisley's brightly colored illustrations recount her adventures in and out of the kitchen in this clever bildungsroman. Playful recipes related to her memories divide sections. As a whole, Knisley's revalations about the place and care given to food constructs a manifesto regarding the social and economic importance of food in 21st century American life. ”SCPL AV Dept wrote this review Friday, July 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A delightful portrait of a foodie with just the right combination of ingredients -- coming-of-age story, excited foodie musings, family drama, recipes -- that combine for a memoir that is neither saccharine nor bitter.”Selena B wrote this review Thursday, July 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A glorious ode to growing up in food. Full of fond memories, nostalgia, and the sort of descriptive writing that only comes across in memories that are far better when we remember them than they actually were in reality. Paralleling her growth into adulthood with her relationship with food, Knisley creates a visual memoir that anyone with a taste for food will find revealing if not intensely relevant.
The chapters are broken down by theme recipe and often contain a short vignette of the authors life. Think of it as flashes of important events rather than a comprehensive memoir. The art is great though the recipes rely more on nostalgia than actual usability. Though it would be great to make the recipes in the book, simply put, the reader would not have the same connection to the recipes as Knisley does. Though I am sure they have their own.
I eagerly look forward to reading more of her work.”
“Delicious! What a fun read . . . and there are some tasty recipes included too.”Armenator wrote this review Thursday, May 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a fantastic graphic novel memoir! I loved how Lucy would revel in fast food even though her parents thought it was horrendous. No matter their influence, Lucy respected her cravings for the greasy treats that Americans are obsessed with. I thoroughly enjoyed how her mom was a young adult in the up incoming food mecca in NYC and then Lucy was a young adult in the up incoming food mecca in Chicago. Their lives were mirrored in an interesting way. The illustrations were really nice and I liked how we read about Lucy going to art school and now we are reading a graphic novel that she wrote and illustrated. I liked how each chapter ends with an illustrated recipe that somehow reflects Lucy's memories from the chapter; what a delicious treat! Foodies and non-foodies will start to have cravings while reading this book. ”clockwork-serenity wrote this review Saturday, May 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No