Canal House Cooking La Dolce Vita

Written by: Christopher Hirsheimer

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  • Author: Christopher Hirsheimer
  • Date Published:
  • Publisher: Canal House
  • Page Count: 128
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  • Available in:
    • Hard Cover
  • ISBN-10: 0982739443
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982739440


This is a collection of some of our favorite Italian recipes, ones we cook for ourselves, our friends, and our families all year long. These are recipes that will make you want to roll up your sleeves, pour yourself a glass of Prosecco or Lambrusco, and start cooking. In this volume we celebrate the bounty of fall and the festive holiday season with delicious Italian dishes, some classic, some reinterpreted Canal House style. We make tramezzini, and tender spinach gnocchi, bathing them in a simple sage butter. We roll out sheets of pasta and layer them into rich, delicate lasagne. We simmer classic ragù Bolognese and serve it with wide ribbons of pappardelle. We roast game birds, stir up creamy risottos, slice porcini, char peppers, poach capons, and turn the beloved chestnut into sweets just right for the holidays.

About the Author:

Melissa Hamilton is a renowned food stylist and cofounder of Canal House. She previously worked at Saveur, which she joined in 1998, as the test kitchen director, and was its food editor for many years. Hamilton also worked in the kitchens of Martha Stewart Living and Cook'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 on Canal House Cooking, for which the two do all of the writing, recipes, photography, design, and production.