Leah Eskin writes the food column "Home on the Range" for the Tribunes Sunday section.
She grew up baking chocolate-chip cookies in Iowa City, Iowa. She managed carrot salad from a closet kitchen at Brown University. She attempted Tex-Mex while studying in Paris. She pulled together paella while attending journalism school at Columbia University.
Eskin joined the staff of the Chicago Tribune Magazine in 2000. Her column, "Sum of the Parts," considered lifes urgent questions, including: Why does Ken tolerate Barbie? In 2004 she launched "Home on the Range," which offers an essay and recipe each week.
Though a Chicagoan at heart, she now lives with her husband, two children and ill-behaved yellow Lab in Baltimore, Maryland.