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.

Baked Camembert with Pear, Cranberry and Walnut Relish

Baked brie with fruity toppings used to be all the rage, and the real height of sophisticated appetizers.  But they seem to have fallen out of fashion a little.  I rarely see them at parties or in cookbooks anymore.  Perhaps the trend for simple artsy charcuterie trays have taken their place, or appetizers served [...]

Bacon CamemBeer Bites

When October rolls around, I start thinking about beer.  Because I start thinking about Oktoberfest.  I’ve never been to Germany, so I’ve never been to a real Oktoberfest celebration, which I understand generally happen at the end of September anyway.  But the idea of Oktoberfest just presents so many options for cooking with, and [...]