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.

Zucchini Sort of Soufflé

I have a shopping problem. Fortunately, it’s not for shoes or designer handbags, it’s at the farmers market. I am so enamored of all the beautiful fresh produce and artisan made foods that my eyes are often bigger than my shopping bag. I try to go with a plan and a list, but I […]


Charro Beans

I’ll be honest, I don’t actually know the history of Cinco de Mayo, I just know it’s a perfect excuse for a slap-up Mexican meal, and that is always a good thing. And there is something so friendly and communal about a Mexican feast. It’s a great way to gather friends and family, its […]

Carrot Pudding

What’s in a name? I have been pondering how to share this recipe for some time now. It’s a classic I’ve enjoyed my whole life that I’ve always known as carrot pudding. But I worried that might be a bit misleading. You see, I want people to be intrigued, and to try this recipe, […]

Summer Squash Casserole

I honed my squash cooking techniques years ago when I first started planning events for a living. I had two wonderful clients planning a big, beautiful outdoor wedding for their daughter on their sprawling, picturesque property. The father of the bride had an elaborate garden, raised, tiered beds all surrounded by a critter-proof cage. […]

Bacon Glazed Parsnips

Spring is about to be bustin’ out all over, but the bounty of fresh seasonal vegetables isn’t quite here yet. So give this underrated root vegetable a try, in a recipe proving once again that everything is better with bacon. And this dish couldn’t be easier.

Bacon Glazed Parsnips

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Classic Corn Pudding with Cheddar and Chives

Now that the countdown to Thanksgiving has begun, I surveyed some friends about their favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Most answers were sweets – rich and decadent ones at that, like coconut cake and pumpkin squares. No one answered turkey. My personal favorite is corn pudding. It may seem like an unnecessary […]