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thing I like: comics by Lucy Knisley

Lucy Knisley is a comic book artist who writes about her food, travel and her life. I’ve been a fan for a number of years so I was extra excited for her newest book, Relish to come out. (And I was excited to meet her when she came to Seattle on her book tour which is now, sadly, over.)

Relish is a memoir of how food has shaped her life as she was growing up and she tells funny and touching stories, ending each chapter with an illustrated recipe. I love this and now find myself wishing I could get illustrated versions of all recipes. I especially like the way she laid out the Huevos Rancheros, shown above. I made her Spaghetti Carbonara and it was the best I’ve ever tasted.

She’s got a bunch of other books as well as a collection of what anthologies she’s done work for. I really must check out her book French Milk, and I have been meaning to get myself her Cheeses Is Love poster for a while now. Relish, by the way, is the perfect thing to have to read on that electronics-less period of time during airplane take off and landing. I have to admit even when I could pull out my iPhone I kept reading the book. I’m looking forward to seeing what she is up to next.

· comments [7] · 05-6-2013 · categories:books ·

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 suzanne // May 6, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    This looks really great! I love her work, too.

  • 2 ljc // May 9, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I just got this for birthday week!

  • 3 Dorie {Brooklyn Salt} // May 10, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    How creative! Relish is going to the top of the reading list.

  • 4 Seanna Lea // May 13, 2013 at 6:42 am

    That looks like a lot of fun. I tend to more traditional cookbooks, but I haven’t bought a comic book in ages.

  • 5 megan // May 13, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Seanna – She has a really great way of telling stories through her comics. I think I’ll be open to taking the time to check out more graphic novels and comics after this.

  • 6 holly // Jun 2, 2013 at 6:50 am

    I am reading French Milk right now and have Relish on my nightstand – both from the library :)

  • 7 Tara // Jul 1, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    This looks SO cool! I’m moving it to the top of my “must buy” list.

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