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.

Caramelized Corn Pudding

I talk often here about how I come about recipes, and this one has a story with it too. A friend and I were eating at a popular local restaurant and I told her about the amazing creamed corn dish they sometimes make (sadly not on the menu that day). This led to a […]


Double Caramel Bars

Double Caramel Brownies

Sweet and rich and decadent ā€“ and a wonderful treat in the midst of the dark winter months. These caramel frosted brown sugar bars are a favorite of mine. I tend toward caramel. I love chocolate, of course, but if given the choice Iā€™d choose caramel. So these are a nice deviation from a […]

Glazed Canadian Bacon

A few years ago, I was in charge of preparing an Easter lunch for my family. We were a small group that year, and decided on classic Southern brunch food ā€“ grits, fruit, ham. But a whole ham would have been more than enough food for our group. We would have had leftovers for […]

Mustard – Brown Sugar Glazed Bacon

Most of my time is spent thinking about food. Or eating it. Or cooking it. And since I have been blogging about food, I follow a lot of other food lovers. On Facebook and Twitter and other sites. I learn all about food trends and food foibles. And right now, bacon is hot. In […]