Melissa Hamilton is a renowned food stylist and cofounder of Canal House. She previously worked atSaveur, which she joined in 1998, as the test kitchen director, and was its food editor for many years. Hamilton also worked in the kitchens ofMartha Stewart LivingandCook's Illustrated, and she was the cofounder and first executive chef of Hamilton's Grill Room in Lambertville, New Jersey.
She has developed and tested recipes and styled food for both magazines and cookbooks, including those by acclaimed chefs John Besh, Michael Psilakis, Roberto Santibanez, and David Tanis. She works with Christopher Hirsheimer onCanal House Cooking, for which the two do all of the writing, recipes, photography, design, and production.Christopher Hirsheimer is an award-winning photographer and cofounder of Canal House. Her experience includes establishing a publishing venture, running a culinary and design studio, and publishing an annual series of three seasonal cookbooks titledCanal House Cooking. Prior to starting Canal House in 2007, in Lambertville, New Jersey, Hirsheimer was the executive editor ofSaveur, which she cofounded in 1994, and the food and design editor ofMetropolitan Home. She cowrote the award-winningSaveur Cooksseries andThe San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market Cookbook. Her photographs have appeared in more than 50 cookbooks for such notables as Lidia Bastianich, Mario Batali, Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, and Alice Waters, and in numerous magazines, includingBon Appetit, Food and Wine, InStyle, andTown and Country. She works with Melissa Hamilton onCanal House Cooking, for which the two do all of the writing, recipes, photography, design, and production.
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