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.

Potato Kielbasa Chowder with Gouda and Dill

Potato Kielbasa Chowder with Gouda and Dill

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Mustard Bacon Potato Salad

There is perhaps no better accompaniment to a summer barbecue or picnic than a good potato salad.  But there are a lot of bad potato salads out there.  And I have never been a huge fan of mayonnaise-only potato salads.  To me, they tend to be heavy and gloopy and no one wants to eat one […]

Garlic Goddess Potato Salad

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Champ: Irish Mashed Potatoes with Green Onion

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Vichyssoise (Cold Leek and Potato Soup)

Vichyssoise

 

 

In Memphis, in the summer (and the spring and the fall), it is hot.  Devil-hot. Over 100 degrees most days with high, high humidity.  When you open the door first thing in the morning, it’s like walking into a wall of cotton candy.  Hot, thick air that surrounds you.  […]