Saturday, March 22, 2014

Mark and Lynn discover the joys of Lucy Knisley's Relish....

Relish  (Macmillan) is the narrative/memoir of author Lucy Knisley who grew up being raised by gourmet parents (mother a chef, father a first rate gourmand).  Knisley, a talented comic artist and illustrator, has put together a wonderful graphic novel style depiction of her upbringing through the perspective of her love of cooking and eating.  Of particular note are the illustrated recipes which manage the rare feat of being extremely fanciful while being completely practical. 

The book’s occasional wistful and melancholy tone is leavened by good humor and candor (such as the author’s appreciation of less than gourmet fare such as McDonalds fries).  This book’s rewards and healthy outlook on food and eating make it perfect, in particular,  as a vehicle to introduce young adults to the pleasures of food and cooking.  


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I (Mark) have written for The Christian Science Monitor, Clear Magazine, Picture Magazine, Film Score Monthly, Dan's Papers, Rue Morgue, In Flight USA and a lot more publications that I can't remember.... My wife Lynn was a model with the Ford Agency and her photography has been featured in most of the publications I have written for...


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