Bad Haircut Kale Chips. Post-ER Roast Chicken. New Baby Risotto.
Frantic Dinner-Party Calming Soup. These are some of the dishes
that food writer Leah Eskin has turned out during her years of
raising two children, enduring one dog, and tending her marriage.
She''s also nurtured her ten-year-old food column, "Home on the
Range," providing a recipe and accompanying vignette in the
Chicago Tribune every week. Slices of Life
transforms those columns into a memoir that readers can savor in
small or large bites. It''s a compilation of more than 200 recipes,
with a generous helping of the life stories that happened along the
way: moving-day potatoes, summer-vacation apricot pie,
dead-microwave ratatouille, sullen-child oatmeal squares. Whether
preparing recipes for disaster or delight, Leah Eskin has made it