Three Cubed Project: Swinging ’70s, 7Up Cake

Three Cubed Project The Book: Cooking with Love and Butter (Home Interiors and Gifts, Inc.)   Remember Tupperware parties? And the food that accompanied them? Cooking with Love and Butter conjured up memories. Published by Home Interiors and Gifts sometimes during that period (there’s no copyright date), it’s a compilation of recipes from company hostesses who…

Three Cubed: Gracious, Miss Lady!

Three Cubed Project The Book: Dinner at Miss Lady’s: Memories and Recipes From a Southern Childhood (1999, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) The chapter pulled from this cookbook/memoir, titled, “Divinity,” relates author Luann Landon’s tale of being fed the super-sweet, meringue-like candy, with a side of Coca-Cola, on a visit to new neighbor. Yes, Southerners have…

Three Cubed: You Can Tuna Piano…

Robuchon pulled together a pure cook’s cook book: no photos, no inane stories, no flights of fancy with missing instructions, no ridiculously complicated recipes full of ingredients that one can never find without mad wholesale connections.

Three Cubed: Better Than Cake

The Book: Flavors of Hungary: Recipes and Memoirs by Charlotte Biro (1973, reprinted 1992 version still available) As can be said for most April days here in Baltimore, it was dark, grey, and raining. Unwilling to leave my cozy kitchen for any purpose or ingredient not already pantry-side, I cracked open another cookbook in my…

Three Cubed: Cheers to the Royal Wedding

Three Cubed Project The Book: Great British Cooking: A Well-Kept Secret (1989, hardcover edition) Not being an enthusiast of fairytale wedding scenarios, I swore up and down that I would pay no attention whatsoever to the impending marriage of Wills and Kate.  But alas, I find myself drawn into the hoopla. Perhaps it’s inevitable for…

Three Cubed: B&O Fresh Fruit Shortcake

The Book: Dining on the B&O: Recipes and Sidelights from a Bygone Age (2009, though the collection gathers recipes from instructions published decades earlier) And now for a bite of dessert. Kate conceptualized this Three Cubed cooking project as a way to expand our horizons and blow our minds, and so far it seems to…

Three Cubed: Sauté de Bouef á la Provençale

The Book: Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1 Since this project is a roll of the dice, I decided to forgo my own cookbook collection and go with whatever I found in the apartment where I’ve been housesitting.  The only cookbook in the place is, remarkably, Julia Child’s masterpiece. (A boxed-set edition of…

Three Cubed: The Gypsy’s Arm

I am no food historian, but I would wager that Brazo de Gitano de Patata (Potato Gypsy’s Arm) is a direct descendant of Peru’s ubiquitous, satisfying and incredibly versatile Causa Limeña.

The Three Cubed Project

…to push boundaries, we are launching the Three Cubed Project on 3/27. Along the way, we hope to enhance our repertoire and discover new favorites. At worst, we might foist some questionable concoctions on friends and family.