Alex Hitz Celebrates Atlanta Roots in Cookbook

It’s an extra special homecoming for chef and HSN personality Alex Hitz. The Atlanta native will be in town this October to celebrate the release of his first cookbook.

My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist draws on five generations of southern hospitality with family recipes, cooking anecdotes and advice for menu planning and entertaining. It’s part cookbook and part memoir — Alex mixes together southern favorites, European traditions and a pinch of Beverly Hills glamour for his signature style that’s both casual and elegant.

Mouthwatering recipes include Heirloom Tomato Pie, Roast Tenderloin of Beef with Horseradish Sauce, Luscious Lemon-Ginger Squares, Salted Caramel Cake, and of course, Fried Chicken.

A third-generation Atlantan on both sides, Alex has been a passionate foodie and host from a young age. He was first inspired by his mother, who claimed Alex had planned the menu for his second birthday party. After honing his skills at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Alex purchased half-ownership of The Patio by the River (later sold to Canoe), a restaurant where he worked as a teen. In 2009 Alex launched The Beverly Hills Kitchen, a line of gourmet foods that is one of the top-selling food lines on HSN.

My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist is published by Alfred A. Knopf and goes on sale in October (hardcover $35).

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Alex Hitz will visit Atlanta in October for a series of events:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
An Evening with Alex Hitz at the Atlanta History Center

Honorary Chair Dean DuBose Smith, Chairs Aimee Chubb, Duvall Fuqua, Elizabeth Hale and Frances Schultz will gather at the History Center for an evening of fine dining and dancing with a menu straight from the pages of Alex’s book prepared by Mary Hataway and the staff of Soiree. Alex will share stories and photos of his incredible journey. Tickets are $225 each and include a signed copy of Alex’s book. Event proceeds help support the educational activities of the Atlanta History Center.

For ticket information contact Katherine Hoogerwerf at (404) 814-4102 or

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Book Signing at TRAVADAVI Boutique
2300 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30309
11:00 am

Book Signing and Lecture at the Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
7:00 pm

Admission for lectures is $5 members, $10 nonmembers, and free to AHC Insiders unless otherwise noted; reservations are required; call (404) 814-4150 or reserve online at

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Book Signing and Q&A at Barnes and Noble
2900 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
2:00 p.m.