Southern Snacks Cookbook

The Southern Sympathy Cookbook

I'm P.C., and I have studied food and cooking around the world, mostly by eating, but also through serious study. Coursework at Le Cordon Bleu London and intensive courses in Morocco, Thailand and France have broadened my culinary skill and palate. But my kitchen of choice is at home, cooking like most people, experimenting with unique but practical ideas.

I live, mostly in my kitchen, in my hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.

Muffaletta Cheese Ball

Madi Gras is fast approaching, and even if you don’t live in a place that has a big Mardi Gras celebration, I have always thought it is a fabulous excuse for a party. We’ve made it through the crazy, busy holidays and had some January downtime. And I don’t mean some sort of wild […]

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Roasted Strawberry and Cream Cake with Ruby Chocolate Glaze

I love strawberries, but I generally only eat them when they are in season from local growers. I think this adds to the sense of anticipation and excitement I feel about them. The brief period in April and May when they are at their peak, I gorge myself, making jams and preserves and baked […]

Roasted Cocoa Brownies with Caramelized White Chocolate Buttercream

We’ve made it through January, and now is the perfect time for a little indulgence. So I’ve doubled up on rich chocolate flavor with these brownies. Sure, they take a little bit more time, but they are perfect for a day of relaxing around the house with the oven warmly humming and the lovely […]

Bubbling Beer and Bacon Cheese Dip

I am reposting this classic Oktoberfest recipe because it is perfect for Super Bowl parties. Enjoy!

Cooking with beer is an October tradition. While it is just cool enough to have one last outdoor event, it is fun to put together an Oktoberfest celebration. The weather is beautiful and the food is comforting, perfect […]

Lemon, Dill and White Bean Chicken Soup

I always think of January as soup month. Apparently, it is actual National Soup Month. Soup is so warm and comforting, and it is really simple to whip up a delicious pot of flavor. Sometimes I go for a hearty, thick and creamy soup, but a lighter version always fits in with those forts […]