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: Move Over, Cream Puff

Indianers definitely fall into the “little balls of happiness” category of food (like Julia Child’s wine-braised pearl onions or, in general, gougères).

Three Cubed: Czech, Please

Three Cubed Project The Book: Favorite Recipes of the Nebraska Czechs (1968) How can you not love a cookbook that devotes an entire chapter to dumplings, another to gravies and, quite rightly, prioritizes cakes and candies at the front? That it also serves as a historical record of my people, home state and the decade…

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: Sauté de Bouef á la Provençale

Three Cubed Project  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…

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.