Alex's Kitchen in House Beautiful

Impress your guests with this elegant dish – they’ll never guess it was such a cinch to make!




For the Poached Salmon

Yield: 6 to 8 servings



2 tablespoons minced shallots

2 pounds boneless, skinless salmon

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

1½ cups...

Serve this succulent dish — enhanced by a creamy sauce with just a bit of tang — for seated dinners or festive buffets.





Yield: 10 to 12 servings



1 6- to 8-pound beef tenderloin, trimmed

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper


A rich, decadent, and extremely easy-to-make ice cream elevates this seasonal dessert.




Serves 10-12






Fruit Mixture

6 T salted butter

2 lbs. apples, cored, peeled, and sliced

1 lb. pears, cored, peeled, and...

This riff on a classic French dish is pure magic — easy enough for a Tuesday supper, yet dazzling enough for a Saturday soiree. HB contributor Alex Hitz shares his recipe.



Serves 6




2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (a...

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Every summer, mostly in July, I visit the Hamptons, on Long Island, New York. The beaches are great, and there's always lots happening, but one of my very favorite things a...

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Summer is BLTs, grilled flank steak, fingerling potato salad, and coleslaw. Summer is tomatoes from the garden, crisp, cold lettuces, farm-stand corn on...

Alex’s twist on an old-fashioned favorite results in a delicious—and amazing looking!—treat that’s perfect for any occasion.



Trends are trends and traditions are traditions, and rarely do the two mix, but this cake is a hybrid. It's my favorite kind of thing — a class...

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I fell in love with flavor at an early agein France, where I traveled often with my parents. In the 1970s, nothing the retasted like it did in America. The tomatoes, the peaches, the asparag...


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