408 pages, 8.5 × 6.5 × 0.98 in
April 1, 2014
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0762452706
ISBN - 13: 9780762452705
From the Publisher
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 all delicious!
About the Author
has written features for Saveur
, Garden Design
. Since 2004, her food column Home on the Range” has run in the Chicago Tribune
, and has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2005 she was named best food columnist by the Association of Food Journalists. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband, Bob, and their children, Hannah and Noah.
For charm, you can’t beat Leah Eskin’s memoir and cookbook, Slices of Life. [Eskin] brings an irreverent humor, cool precision, and gustatory gusto to her accounts of American family life.” Saveur.comI feel like I’ve discovered a treasured writer who I didn’t know existed, on par with Laurie Colwin and M.F.K. Fisher. For me, reading Eskin’s essays is like taking a graduate course in creative writing. I keep studying her sentences, dissecting her use of personal pronouns and marveling at her choice of words.”News & ObserverSlices of Life is one part cookbook, one part memoir, and two parts feel-good read
.Although Eskin’s columns are often charming and funny, it’s the recipes that will leave copies of this book heavily earmarked.”Bust magazineThe book reads like a novel.”KitchenTable4.comThis book bubbles over with Leah's love of food, and her belief in the profound importance of eatingand cookingtogether with family and friends. The recipes are great, too!”Ted Allen, host of the Food Network's ChoppedLeah Eskin's recipes are seamlessly interwoven into her reminiscences, vignettes of domestic life, and culinary aperçus, and the result is as charming as it is practical.”Colman Andrews, editorial director of TheDailyMeal.comLeah Eskin's writing is like her food--honest, heartfelt, and tremendously appealing. She writes about the challenges of modern family life with wit and good humor, and firmly believes that good food will make any day better.”Jack Bishop, ed