The Art of the Host: Recipes And Rules For Flawless Entertaining

September 13, 2019 - Comment

Alex Hitz, “the very best host in the world” says the Wall Street Journal, shares more than 100 timeless, tried-and-true recipes for classic comfort foods to serve with his inimitable style of gracious entertaining. Having played host to the A-list and beau monde from Atlanta to Park Avenue to Beverly Hills, Alex Hitz is a

Alex Hitz, “the very best host in the world” says the Wall Street Journal, shares more than 100 timeless, tried-and-true recipes for classic comfort foods to serve with his inimitable style of gracious entertaining.

Having played host to the A-list and beau monde from Atlanta to Park Avenue to Beverly Hills, Alex Hitz is a consummate entertainer and bon vivant–who can really cook. Elegance, comfort, and wit (and always a little decadence) suffuse every detail of every delightful and delicious occasion. Defying diets and trends, Alex treats guests like family with rich, Southern-inspired food and the generous traditions of Southern hospitality.

Conceived as full menus, each occasion offers recipes and tips for ultimate success, from his always-
perfect-every-time Thanksgiving table and epic Boxing Day buffet to a bright Easter brunch and an intimate Valentine’s Day supper. In addition to twelve expertly curated menus, Hitz provides can’t-fail recipes for his essential dishes, classic recipes every confident cook should have in their back pocket, from perfect vinaigrettes and homemade mayonnaise to Bel-Air Onion Puffs, Risotto alla Milanese, To-Die-For Ale-Braised Brisket, and Caroline’s Tipsy Ambrosia.

Ever the raconteur, Hitz delivers common-sense rules–including for the art of being a guest, and what always or never to do as a thoughtful host–providing readers with the skills and confidence to establish their own signature style.

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Anonymous says:

A Dual Treat If you would like to be entertained by the written word and entertain family and friends with delicious and doable recipes, “The Art of the Host” is your gift to yourself and others.Enjoy!

Anonymous says:

Outstanding, festive and delicious. Alex Hitz has don it again with this book. I look forward to making everything in this book, just as I did the last one. I’ll have to save my peenies for some , but it is always well worth it.

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