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.

Persimmon Bread

Persimmons are the brightest spot in the barren winter fruit scape.  Sure, citrus is there, but I miss the reds, pinks, peach, blues, plums, purples and greens of summer bounty.  But then there are these bright beauties, orange and smooth and shiny, with their frilly green caps.  I have a tendency to overbuy, because [...]