J&K by John Pha
The foodie version of Superbad, this book follows the two slackers as they navigate the world of food. While there are two main characters Jay and Kay, the story centers around Kay her life working at “Orange Julio’s. Filled with annoying customers and crazy adventures, it’s pretty magical.
The Mushroom Fan Club by Elise Gravel
This illustrated guide to mushrooms is just wonderful. How did Elise Gravel become such an expert? Well, mushroom hunting was her and her family’s favorite past time. Thankfully we can now enjoy her incredible findings in this beautiful anthropomorphized form.
Hot Dog Taste Test by Lisa Hanawalt
Cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt who is best known as a producer and designer on Bojack Horseman has her own fantastic creation. Using watercolors, sketches, and comics, Hanawalt hilariously pokes fun at food culture. It’s no wonder she is involved in such an influential show.
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
This ode to cooking is a mouthwatering and colorful memoir. The story follows the journey of growing up all through the lens of delicious food. Filled with delightful little stories, every chapter also ends with recipes, so you can actually cook your way through it.
Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Young chef Katie runs a popular restaurant and intends on opening a second one. That’s until a strange girl appears in the middle of the night with instructions a DIY do-over. With some magical mushrooms at her disposal, Katie discovers she can’t make life perfect.