Canal House

Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton are the founders and owners of Canal House, a studio, workshop, dining room, office, kitchen and atelier devoted to good ideas and good work relating to the world of food.

Cookbook Authors and Atelier Canal House

The pair cook, write, photograph, design, and paint.

Christopher Hirsheimer served as food and design editor for Metropolitan Home magazine, and was one of the founders of Saveur magazine, where she was executive editor. She is a writer and a photographer.

Melissa Hamilton cofounded the restaurant Hamilton’s Grill Room in Lambertville, New Jersey, where she served as executive chef. She worked at Martha Stewart Living, Cook’s Illustrated, and at Saveur as the food editor.

Christopher and Melissa recently published the fifth book in the Canal House series.