Saturday, 14 January 2012

Canal House Cooking Volume No. 7: La Dolce Vita

Canal House Cooking
Volume No. 7: La Dolce Vita
Melissa Hamilton, Christopher Hirsheimer

Flexibound: 128 pages, 22.6 x 16.8 x 1.5 cm

Are you familiar with the Canal House series of books? They look like journals and really they are journals - the journals of two tour de force women from the food world who have teamed up to create, discover, travel and write together.

The authors, Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer, have long and prestigious histories with Saveur Magazine as well a multitude of cookbooks and other food publications. Ultimately though - they missed the intimacy of home cooking. Being of similar backgrounds and living just across the river from each, they joined up to rent a loft studio in an old warehouse, perched above a lazy and peaceful canal.

Each day they meet in their little studio to create - they paint, photograph, design and write - and they stop working halfway through the day to cook. Focusing on regional and seasonal ingredients, Melissa and Christopher draw from their vast experiences and creativity to make delicious meals together.

More importantly - they share! The Canal House has become dear to a multitude of followers and will soon become dear to you as well.

La Dolce Vita is the seventh book in the series, based on a month spent together in Tuscany in a rustic old farmhouse. It celebrates the bounty of the harvest season and the beauty of Italy.

The Adventure Begins!

Previous Canal House Cookbooks 
Canal House Cooking Volume No. 1 Summer 
Canal House Cooking Volume No. 2 Fall & Holiday 
Canal House Cooking Volume No. 3 Winter & Spring 
Canal House Cooking Volume No. 4 Farm Markets & Gardens 
Canal House Cooking Volume No. 5 The Good Life 
Canal House Cooking Volume No. 6 The Grocery Store

Read the blog Life at the Canal House.
And check out the blog Canal House Cooks Lunch for daily dishes!