Get to Know Christopher Hirsheimer & Melissa Hamilton of Canal House

Authors, Celebrity Chefs, Meet

Pantry provisions start with a sun-ripened bounty fresh from your garden or local farmers’ market. To help you preserve the best of summer, we’ve paired our new Agrarian assortment with simple ideas from Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton, the artisan cooks behind Canal House. Their recipes celebrate the everyday practice of simple cooking and the enjoyment of eating — something we wholeheartedly agree with.


Get to know the cooks with our Q&A, then try their summer preserving recipes (see their favorite ways to use the finished products here). Finally, check out their tips for simple entertaining and invite your friends over for a memorable family-style gathering — something they believe is one of life’s greatest pleasures.


Read more about Hirsheimer and Hamilton’s cookbook series, Canal House Cooking.

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