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 Cobbler

Caramel Cobbler

I have a small obsession with Mississippi made McCarty Pottery. I am sort of a latecomer to it. When I was of an age that all my friends were getting married, McCarty was on the top of everyone’s gift registry. But I just didn’t see it. Not my style, I thought, too rustic. But […]

Blackberry Cobbler with Bourbon Sauce

Blackberry Cobbler with Bourbon Sauce

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Saucy Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

Saucy Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

Peaches and blueberries are the perfect example of the old saw “what grows together, goes together.”  Fuzzy, rose-tinted peaches and dusky hued blueberries make their appearance at the farmers market at the same time, trumpeting the height of summer fruit season.

I love fruit cobbler, the traditional peach being a favorite, and I have […]

Sweet Potato Cobbler

I’m going to go all Southern on you again with this delicious, old-fashioned, homey dessert perfect for the autumn table.  I’m not, however, going to get into a discussion on what exactly a cobbler is – biscuit top, crumble top, pastry top, whatever.  This is how I make cobbler, and that’s good enough for […]