“French Milk” makes me wanna go Paris right now!
I first came across Lucy Knisley’s work while reading A Cup of Jo’s blog post about Lucy’s new book Relish out this month! Joanna was raving about her earlier book – French Milk – a graphic novel journeying her six weeks Paris vacation she had with her mum when she turned twenty two.
I did a quick search in the online catalogue of my favourite library in town and am glad that they carry it! It was my first time reading a graphic novel (minus those random comics I read in my younger days) so it took me a while to get use to reading short sentences and looking at pictures more than words. This is a quick read for people who hates reading while I gobbled it down in a few hours! I was a little skeptical initially, as her sharing on the last few days in US before her vacation was a little boring. But once she starts writing and drawing about Paris, I’m in love. Haha. She is funny and very real.
This is a good introduction to people who have yet to visit Paris (me!) and also a nice read for people loving Paris (me!). Hah. Now I’m looking forward to her new book – Relish – a coloured graphic novel sharing her food adventures, as the daughter of a chef, from New York to Mexico to Venice to Japan.
Here are some notes I took from this book which I hope will come in handy when I have an opportunity to visit Paris in the future!
- Visiting the various art museums such as Musee De L’Orangeries and Musee D’Orsay
- Eating yummy praline cookies from Laduree which is also famous for their macarons (they are opening a store in Takashimya on 15 April!)
- Sipping tea and eating chocolate fondant and drinking wine at cafes / bistros
- Visiting Marche Aux Puces, Paris’s oldest and largest antiques flea market
- Visiting Montmartre flea markets and Sacre Coeur
- Visiting Dehullerin which is famous for their kitchen equipments and accessories. Perhaps a few copper pots and pans for decorations?
Fly me to Paris now!