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The art of tableside cooking has all but vanished from restaurants. But who’s to say you can’t create that same magic at home?

 

Stunning, succulent, easy, elegant—these are but four words to describe that indescribable feeling of sophistication and accomplishment that t...

An elegant and luscious soup is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season and pay tribute to the comforts of tradition.

 

When I was growing up in Atlanta, Christmas was about concerts. That's because my stepfather, Robert Shaw, conducted at least 12 of them every...

It's beloved as comfort food, but this classic dish can hold its own at even the fanciest affairs.

 

 

When I moved to New York in the mid-1990s, there were so many hostesses and hosts who gave easy, elegant, fun lunches and dinners. They were well known for their parties...

Inspired by a childhood visit to a London restaurant. Alex’s twice-baked soufflé is a real showstopper—and it’s easy to make.

 

 

The name of this dish literally translates from French as "Swiss soufflé." For those of you who tremble with terror at the word soufflé, and d...

Now is the season for truly delicious tomatoes — in every variety. And this pie recipe lets you revel in all their juicy glory.

 

 

I won't insult your intelligence by gushing on about the glories of late-summer tomatoes. I know you get it. But these days, we're all so ac...

Layers of meringue, fruit, and whipped cream become a simple yet sublime dessert that's perfect for a summer evening. Alex Hitz shows us how to make summer berry pavlova with bourbon whipped cream.

 

 

Have you ever seen anything so gorgeous?! This is a masterpiece of a d...

Yes, it's French — but don't let that intimidate you. Alex Hitz's simple, classic sauce makes anything and everything taste better.

 

Beurre Blanc — it's nothing short of magic. Honestly, at this point in our yearlong relationship, I feel as if I can share a closely guar...

It took some work to re-create the dessert he remembered from his childhood, but the result does both his mothers proud. Get the recipe for this homemade dessert, and let us know what you think in the comments!

 

I had two mothers: Caroline and Dorothy. Caroline gave bir...

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