First Second | April 2013 | 176 pgs
Source: Library

I've enjoyed Lucy Knisley's Kid Gloves a while back and thought I'd try another of her older release; this time around with a food theme. 

Since young, Lucy isn't a stranger when it comes to food and their sources. After all, she's the daughter of a chef and a gourmet. She followed her mother to markets and farms and every time she visited them, she came home with more information about the various ingredients she's come across. But that's not all, this vibrant, food-themed memoir not only shows us the magic of ingredients (of course there's some recipes included - either Lucy's family dishes or her own inventions) but it also chronicles Lucy's different stage of life through the food she ate at that time and the lessons she'd learned along the way. To top it off, Lucy even dug through her family photos for reference, in which she added a few of them and captions at the end of this book.  

This graphic memoir is a relish itself and all the more you should read it if you're a foodie. Below are some illustrations which I thought would make a good introduction of this book. 

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10 Responses
  1. jenclair Says:

    I'm not a foodie...or even a very good cook, but I do occasionally enjoy reading about people who are creative in the kitchen! Have you seen the Korean movie Little Forest? I loved it and watching the beautiful preparation of various dishes. It was based on a manga series. trailer

  2. Lark Says:

    I've never read a graphic memoir before. How fun. :)

  3. Melody Says:

    Jenclair - I can't say I'm a foodie myself, and neither I'm a good cook, but both do bring me some joy at times.

    No, I've not heard of Little Forest. I'll need to check it out. And thanks for the link! :)

  4. Melody Says:

    Lark - Graphic novels/memoirs are fun to read. I hope you'll give them a try one day. :)

  5. Marg Says:

    I've read a couple of Lucy Knisley's older graphic novels. I did enjoy this one a lot!

  6. Iliana Says:

    I've read most of her books and have greatly enjoyed them. I think my favorite is still French Milk but I have to read Kid Gloves soon!

  7. Melody Says:

    Marg - There's something about Lucy's illustrations, isn't it? I'll have to look more of her books.

  8. Melody Says:

    Iliana - I've heard a lot of good things about French Milk. I'll probably read that next.

  9. I am not a foodie, but this does look good. I have a number of graphic novels on my shelves I haven't yet read. I enjoy them from time to time too.

  10. Melody Says:

    Wendy - I've a few graphic novels which I need to read too from my shelves. I'm glad to have Lucy Knisley's books. :)

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