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.

Coca-Cola Bundt Cake with Salted Caramel Icing

I love a Coca Cola Cake. The simple use of a bottle of Coke adds depth and complexity to a moist, deep cake for very little effort. I make many a Coca-Cola sheet cake (there’s a Jack and Coke version in The Southern Sympathy Cookbook), but this I developed for a friend’s birthday. This friend, […]

Jack and Coke Cake (Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake with Jack Daniels Buttercream)

I am not much of layer cake maker. I have failed to master that great Southern skill of crafting magnificent layers of frosted beauty. I am more of Bundt cake type. I lack the artistic talents, but mostly the patience, to create the magazine worthy, bakery perfect confections someone who spends as […]