Relish: My Life in the Kitchen - Lucy Knisley

I really loved Relish by Lucy Knisley.  It made me want to go out and eat anything and everything that I had never tried before.  It also made me want to cook and bake everything imaginable. 


I wish I had been as adventurous an eater as Lucy was as a child.  She was lucky to be brought up by foodie parents who ate a variety of things.  I really don't remember most of what we ate when I was little.  It pressed for an answer I would say, chicken or spaghetti every night with an iceberg lettuce salad.  On Fridays there would be pizza. I don't know that I would have wanted to try fois grais as a child, but I would have been much more likely to try it then, before I knew what it was.


I really like the way Lucy tells a story or anecdote.  Her drawings are great and she always has little funny notes throughout.  I loved her recipes she included and have been dying for huevos rancheros ever since. 


I recommend this book to foodies and foodie wannabes.  I am very inspired to go out on a limb and trying cooking new and different things (maybe not lemonade chicken, though).