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.

Smoky Beef Tacos

For most of my life, a taco was ground meat, a package of seasoning and hard shells from the box, with lots of cheese and maybe a little lettuce on top. And I will tell you, I have nothing against that version. But in the last few years, there has been a proliferation of […]

Fresh Citrus Margaritas

Ah, the classic margarita. Cool and refreshing and perfect for a late spring fiesta. If you’re used to the neon green bottled mix, or the frozen slushee style margarita, you are really missing out on something. This version, made with fresh lemon and lime juices, adds the welcome twist of orange juice. Sure, […]

Green Chicken Chilaquiles

There are some recipes or food ideas you come across that stick with you, who knows why. Chilaquiles is one of those ideas for me. Over the years, I have come across recipes or food travel articles about Mexico or the Southwest that talk about this dish – one that uses leftover […]