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.

Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce

Pumpkin Enchiladas

I don’t do Halloween. Of course, as a kid it was my favorite time of year, what with the candy and all. I used to spend weeks thinking about my costume, and they were almost always homemade. I was Darth Vadar one year in a navy blue blanket and German helmet a […]


Candy Corn Mousse


That’s right. Candy Corn Mousse. I am one of those people who loves good candy corn. Only at Halloween, never at other times of the year, and never in great quantities. When the first bags start appearing at the stores, I get excited. It means fall is here and good fall food […]

Hearty Pumpkin Cookies


My favorite time of year is finally here – pumpkin time! I love pumpkin – in cake, soup, risotto, muffins, bread and, of course, cookies. I am sure over the next few months my pumpkin obsession will manifest itself with a host of recipes, so be prepared! We’ve just had our first […]