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Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

  1. Relish: My Life in the Kitchen
    Sale Trade Paper $9.98

April 17, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651

Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In Relish: My Life in the Kitchen (First Second), 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. 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.


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