The Chefs | Their Books: Alex Hitz on My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist and Hedy Goldsmith on Baking Out Loud: Fun Desserts with Big Flavors Saturday, Nov. 17, 3:30 p.m., Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor, on N.E. 2nd Ave between 4th and 5th Street)
Author(s) and Guest(s)
My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist (Knopf, $35.00), classically-trained chef and entertaining expert Alex Hitz calls on five generations of Southern hospitality, a degree from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and best-love recipes from his own popular Atlanta restaurant to serve up an entirely new cuisine in an entirely new way. A memoir told through recipes, photographs, and anecdotes, Hitz makes cooking and formal entertaining fun again.
Hedy Goldsmith grew up on the kind of supermarket treats that are familiar to Americans—Cracker Jacks, Nutter Butters, coffee cakes from Entenmann’s bakery—as well as concoctions from her Easy-Bake Oven. In
Baking Out Loud: Fun Desserts with Big Flavors (Clarkson Potter, $27.50) she not only details how she transformed her childhood favorites into grown-up versions that are irresistible to kids and adults alike, but also shares recipes that boast her signature in-your-face flavors. Goldsmith is the executive pastry chef of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, which has locations in Miami, Florida, and Grand Cayman. A contributor to Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweets, she and her desserts have been featured on Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate and lauded in Bon Appétit, People, and Food & Wine magazines.
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Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor, on N.E. 2nd Ave between 4th and 5th Street)