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.

Sweet Potato Mustard, Bacon Mayonnaise and Cranberry Ketchup

When I claimed thanksgiving for my own, I wanted to create a tradition for this new configuration of family, one for grown-ups and kids alike. So I came up with the Thankful Tree. My mom drew a big tree, complete with falling leaves and acorns and a bunny rabbit at the base, […]

German Meatballs

Recipe ideas come to me everywhere, at any time and take me in odd directions. I was reading a magazine during an interminable wait at a doctor’s office once and saw a recipe called “German Meatballs.” My mind immediately went to bratwurst, beer and mustard so I was intrigued and kept reading. But that […]

Maple Mustard Chicken Salad

Back in the summer, I boasted to you that I am a chicken salad savant and that I have versions for every imaginable occasion and all seasons. This is my favorite fall chicken salad, full of the crispy, crunchy, bold flavors of the season. And yes, chicken salad is perfect in fall – it’s […]

Stuffed Eggs Béarnaise

I believe that my mother’s favorite dish may well be stuffed eggs. That’s what we always call them, not deviled eggs, because deviled somehow implies spicy and my mother does not do spicy. Stuffed eggs have always been an essential part of a family gathering, particularly Sunday after-church lunch at my grandparents’, with tomato […]

Mustard – Brown Sugar Glazed Bacon

Most of my time is spent thinking about food. Or eating it. Or cooking it. And since I have been blogging about food, I follow a lot of other food lovers. On Facebook and Twitter and other sites. I learn all about food trends and food foibles. And right now, bacon is hot. In […]