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.

Caramel Popcorn Tart

A rich and decadent caramel filling in a popcorn crust with a generous sprinkling of sea salt. […]

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Brown Butter Bubble Bread

I like to call this bubble bread, particularly with the alliterative use of browned butter, but some people call it monkey bread. The sweet breakfast version was always a treat when I was a kid ā€“ I had a friend whose mom made it after sleepovers ā€“ but that version used canned biscuit dough. […]

Summer Herb Butter Shrimp

Iā€™m always looking for simple, fresh meals in summer and shrimp is a real go to for me. I buy it peeled and deveined and ready to go, and it cooks so quickly without heating up the kitchen. And I love the versatility ā€“ it can take on so many flavors. And abundance of […]

Squash Blossom Pasta Butter

I adore squash blossoms. A few local farmers market vendors sell them here, and I always buy as many as they have for sale. I make pesto, risotto, quesadillas, soup, and sometimes just lightly batter and fry them. I admit I have a little problem. I cannot resist buying them, and buying them in […]

Hot Honey Dinner Rolls

There is nothing in the world like freshly baked yeasty rolls. The smell of them baking, the first soft bite of a warm roll, the feeling of accomplishment in having made them. I am by no means an expert at the vagaries of yeast and baking, so I am always intrigued by simple recipes for […]