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.

Autumn Sangria

It’s always nice to have a special something to welcome your guests. And on a day like Thanksgiving, with lots of family and lots of work and lots of noise and lots of food, it helps if that little something special involves wine.

The idea of making sangria with dried fruit and sparkling soda […]

Watermelon Sweet Tea

Ah, summer in the South. It is hot as a skillet here, with temperatures topping the 102 degree mark. So there really is no option but to make as much iced tea as possible. For the only real solution to a southern summer (okay, besides air conditioning) is […]

Fresh Citrus Margaritas

Ah, the classic margarita. Cool and refreshing and perfect for a late spring fiesta. If you’re used to the neon green bottled mix, or the frozen slushee style margarita, you are really missing out on something. This version, made with fresh lemon and lime juices, adds the welcome twist of orange juice. Sure, […]

Sweet Tea Myths and Legends

Tea Punch

Every now and again Southern food, Southern habits – Southerness – gets a little boost. The very idea of the South becomes a trend, some new chef opens a restaurant with new take on Southern food (I myself argue that the very essence of Southern food is its old […]