Saturday, September 3, 2011

Cookbook Review: Canal House Cookbook Volume No. 1: Summer Recipes

  • Paperback: 122 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Original edition (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0692003177
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692003176

Product Description


CANAL HOUSE COOKING, VOLUME N° 1, SUMMER is a collection of Christopher & Melissa's favorite summer recipes, ones they cook for themselves all through the long lazy months. 

About the Author


Canal House is more than just Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton's studio—it's their workshop, dining room, office, kitchen, lair, lab, and atelier devoted to good ideas and good work relating to the world of food. The duo writes, photographs, designs, and paints, but in their hearts, they both think of themselves as cooks first.

And every day they cook. In the middle of the day they stop their work, set the table simply with paper napkins, and have lunch. So it came naturally to write down what they cooked, thus bringing about the Canal House Cooking series.

This series is a seasonal collection of Christopher and Melissa's favorite recipes—home cooking by home cooks for home cooks. With a few exceptions, they use ingredients that are readily available and found in most markets in most towns throughout the United States. All the recipes are easy to prepare, all completely doable for the novice and experienced cook alike. These two women believe the everyday practice of simple cooking and the enjoyment of eating are two of the greatest pleasures in life.

My Review

This is a good cookbook full of summer recipes.  Chapter titles include:  How Many Ways Can You Use Olive Oil and Lemon, If It Tastes Like Chicken, and Two Steaks Feed Four. I love the Too Many Tomatoes chapter. And the Pork Loin Cooked in Milk looks amazing.  Great photos and illustrations.  Easy recipes with fresh local ingredients.

For some reason on Amazon, Vol. 1 is listed at $19.95 while the remaining volumes are listed at $13.29 so perhaps they will drop the price on this volume as well.

Two recipes at this link

To buy Canal House Cooking, Vol. 1 from, click here.

For the Canal House web site, click here.

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