I'm not much of a foodie, but I do love graphic memoirs, so I was happy to receive Knisley's book from my homie C-Dog as a solstice (or whatever) gift. I found myself envying how Knisley's love of food and cooking shored up her relationships with parents and friends. As you may know, I also have a soft spot for anything period related, so I loved this passage:
"A woman's body craved protein and iron."
"I grew into my mother's cravings - the demands of my inherited body chemistry."
But Lucy is an omnivore, who even though she has a taste for things like squid and foie gras and sushi and tomatillos and pretty much every fancy everything else, also knows the value of junk food and is not ashamed to visit McDonald's while traveling abroad.
She shares a bunch of illustrated recipes. The one I'm most interested in is for pickles.