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.

Melon Rosé Sangria

Pink and pretty and refreshing.  Okay, a little girly. But this lovely summer sipper will cool you off with a little sophistication.  The pink wine available in the US has come a long way from “white zin” and the eighties wine bar, and I urge you to seek it out.  It is a crisp […]

Rosemary Pear Martini

I always think it’s nice to start off the Thanksgiving celebrations with a special cocktail and a few nibbles.  It sets a convivial mood and keeps everyone occupied while the last touches of the meal are being tended too.  Frankly, I like to have everyone’s hands busy while I am trying to get the […]