Alex, along with his book, My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist, were featured in the Chicago Tribune in October, 2012. Click here to read the Tribune’s interview with Alex and to find his recipe for Butternut Squash Soup.

 

 

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alex Hitz grew up in Georgia, was classically trained in France and uses the culinary techniques he learned in Europe to enhance the southern food of his childhood. In his first cookbook, "My Beverly Hills Kitchen, Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist," Hitz provides 175 recipes, an abundance of photos, menus and tips on entertain...

December 14, 2012

As 2012 draws to a close, we pause to remember some of the best Southern cookbooks of the year, and we include a delicious and easy-to-prepare recipe from each.Want to get a cocktail party off to a fabulous start? Send out a tray of Alex Hitz’s Gougères – from “My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist.”Want to reward Santa for staying up all night? Make him Debbie Moose’s Sweet Potato Pancakes with Orange Butter, from “Buttermilk.”

 

Looking for an elegant holiday side dish? Creamed Spinach and Pearl Onions, from “Fred Thompson’s Southern Sides,” goes with anything from turkey to steak.P...

December 13, 2012

 

Here at the Truffle, we enter that time of year when we must make decisions about where to go on each various up-coming holidays. Between divorce and re-marriage and birth family and new family, and the growing tradition for Jewish Angelenos to celebrate Christmas, it has become all the more daunting to make plans.

 

But regardless if you are the host or if you are a guest, we have an idea to make your holidays a little more comforting this year … May we direct your attention to The Beverly Hills Kitchen - a high-end line of southern-style comfort food you can buy online for all these occasions.

 

The meals are a p...

 

One of the upcoming Fall book releases about which I am most excited is Alex Hitz’s My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist. Alex, a native Atlantan whose main residence is now in Beverly Hills, is known far and wide for his dapper, classic, and elegant style of entertaining. An inveterate party giver, Alex frequently hosts buffet suppers and seated dinners for guests hailing from far and wide, just one of the reasons why Hitz’s reputation has spread beyond this country’s borders. And it’s for this reason that I contacted him in hopes of learning more about his book and his style o...

After lecturing at Birmingham Antiques at the Gardens, Alex sat down with flower’s Managing Editor, Abbey Waller to discuss the ins and outs of entertaining. From menus, to arrangements, and dinner party disasters, they cover it all.

 

 

 

To read the interview, click here.

 

 

 

 

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