After spending the holidays eating delicious food and, possibly, considering a fresh start in the new year, Lucy Knisley’s graphic food memoir is the perfect book to kick off 2022.
Knisley has an art degree and an MFA in cartoon studies and has had comics published in a wide array of outlets, including Marvel. However, she’s most beloved for her autobiographical comics, and Relish: My Life in the Kitchen is the New York Times bestselling book that brought her wide acclaim.
This is a quick, delightful read for anyone who loves stories about food, and each story includes delicious, easy-to-understand visual recipes and interesting anecdotes about the coming of age of a daughter of a chef and gourmet in New York City and upstate New York.
Easily read in an afternoon, this is recommended for a snowy day inside—just be sure to have a stocked kitchen because you’ll want to dive right into making one of her dishes as soon as you turn the last page.
Raela Schoenherr is an editor at a Minnesota publishing company. Read more on Twitter at @raelaschoenherr.