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.

Simple Thai Shrimp Cakes

One of the best food discoveries I made travelling through Thailand was fish cakes. Lovely, light, fresh, crispy cakes with loads of flavor in one simple bite. These were a revelation, and something I was determined to master myself. One resort I stayed at in northern Thailand had a cocktail party for guests that […]


Thai Curry Paste

I don’t know that this recipe qualifies as a true, authentic curry paste, but it’s my version of a simple condiment that adds loads of Thai flavor to anything, from simple soups or stir-fries to rice or noodles and Thai Shrimp cakes. And the ingredients are available at almost any grocery these days, so […]

Easy Thai Beef Salad Cups

Ingredients on offer in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Ingredients on offer in Chiang Mai, Thailand

I love the flavor of Thai food, but it can be a little time consuming to prepare. This easy elegant wrap is simplified with bought roast beef. These little lettuce cups make a great appetizer, served on a big, pretty platter, or a simple cold summer […]