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.

German Meatballs

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Pastrami on Rye Pasta Bake

Pastrami on Rye Pasta Bake

Tis the season for the rich, comforting pasta bake. It’s cold and gray, but not so much frigid winter as that doleful in between. I still want the warmth and comfort of cozy, hearty food, but I am growing tired of winter greens and roots and the spring bounty hasn’t sprung yet. I’ve […]

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 […]