Digital Feast: Relish

Courtesy First Second Press (iPad)

Lucy Knisley's graphic memoir, Relish: My Life in the Kitchen (First Second, 2013), is a sweet account of the author's experiences growing up and finding her way in the food world in which she's been immersed since day one: Her mom worked the cheese counter at Dean & Deluca while pregnant, and Knisely teethed on profiteroles and cream-poached salmon as a tot. A bright figure in indie comics, Knisely brings her talent for showing and telling to this well-crafted volume of stories about working at her mother's catering company, an adolescent discovery of Mexican food, experiences on the job at a Chicago gourmet shop, and struggles with her gourmand parents over a love of McDonald's. Each chapter has illustrated recipes for crowd-pleasers such as huevos rancheros and her mom's pesto.

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen, $9.99 at the Apple iTunes store »