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.

Chinese Dumplings

When I was growing up in Memphis, there were really only two fancy, sit-down, white tablecloth, special occasion restaurants. An old-school, white-jacketed waiter, New Orleans-style place and an elegant Chinese restaurant. My Dad is a big fan of Chinese food, so it was his choice for special meals. My brother and I loved the […]

Pork, Sage and Apple Burgers

Familiar is good. A good, juicy burger with melty cheese on a soft bun. Maybe some fries on the side. But different is good too. And this pork, sage and apple burger fits that bill perfectly. Juicy pork kept moist with tart green apples and tangy onions – a brilliant combination that will make […]