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Move Over, Martha. Canal House Cooks Every Day May Be the New Gold Standard for American Cooks

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 12.31.2012 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

Everything about Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer delivers the same message: We won the lottery. We get to live authentic lives and cook real food and write books that are both creative and simple.

The Best Book I've Read Recently? La Dolce Vita -- A Cookbook!

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 03.20.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The thing is, you don't need an addiction to real Italian cooking to lose yourself in these pages. You can read it as a travel book. As an adventure story. As a sensual experience that yields deep pleasure for the authors --- and the reader.

Ten Great Books You Won't Find On Every List This Holiday Season

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

If your friends and family know that you're a big-time reader, you're surely going to get books for the holidays. And if they don't know you well, y...

The Women at Canal House Are 'Salt & Pepper' Cooks. Simple! Delicious!

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer are "salt-and-pepper" cooks. They buy fresh food, they focus on presenting the essence of its flavors, and they use seasonings as little as possible.

The Canal House Cookbooks: Delicious 'Home Cooking, For Home Cooks, By Home Cooks'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jesse Kornbluth

Canal House Cooking, Volume No. 3 arrived the other day, and we greeted it like a visit from an old friend who shows up just as you're starting to miss her.

The Canal House Cookbooks: Great Home Cooking by Home Cooks for Home Cooks

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jesse Kornbluth

I don't need to say that the photographs will make you want to start cooking. Or that the writing is as warm and welcome as a just-made cheese puff. Or that No. 2 is the second reason these women are the hottest news in cookbooks.

Taking Back the Cookbook Business: What Canal House Cooking Really Means

Elissa Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Elissa Altman

I first heard about Canal House through the grapevine, which is a pretty tightly plaited bit of business in the food world.