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.

Pimm’s Cup

The build up to the royal wedding continues, and I feel that it is time to share my instructions for the perfect, the quintessential British cocktail, Pimm’s Cup.  Pimm’s is a liqueur, with a long held secret recipe, the subject of much speculation.  You’ll find it at any good liquor store in the liqueur […]

Victoria Sponge with Rose Petal Jam

I could not let the grand occasion of the Royal Wedding pass without remark.  I have always been enamored of all things royal. I get that from my Grandmother, who was an avid follower.  She knew her royal history and loved to read the latest updates on the British royal family’s lives.  I used […]

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding

British food gets a bad rap.  But I think some of that comes from the tourist trade.  When an American traveler heads to the UK, they generally want a lot of “ye olde” and this often involves chain restaurants, much like a Denny’s or a Shoney’s.  Even some of the most charming, […]