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.

Chicken and Dumplings

Real Chicken and Dumplings have got to be one of the best examples of good, Southern country cooking. It is creamy and comforting and one of those dishes that makes something from nothing with amazing results. There are undoubtedly as many ways to make Chicken and Dumplings as there are cooks who make it. […]

Chinese Dumplings

When I was growing up in Memphis, there were really only two fancy, sit-down, white tablecloth, special occasion restaurants. An old-school, white-jacketed waiter, New Orleans-style place and an elegant Chinese restaurant. My Dad is a big fan of Chinese food, so it was his choice for special meals. My brother and I loved the […]