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.

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 [...]