About the Author
MELISSA HAMILTON is a home cook, writer, painter, food stylist, and cofounder of Canal House. She previously worked at Saveur as test kitchen director, and was its food editor for many years. Hamilton also worked at Martha Stewart Living and Cook’s Illustrated. She has developed and tested recipes and styled food for both magazines and cookbooks, including those by acclaimed chefs and cookbook authors Colman Andrews, Lidia Bastianich, John Besh, Deborah Madison, Jonathan Waxman, David Tanis, and Alice Waters.
Christopher and Melissa currently collaborate on Canal House Cooking, for which they do all the writing, recipes, photography, design, and production. They are 2013 James Beard Foundation nominees for their cookbook, Canal House Cooks Every Day (Andrews McMeel, 2012) and for their Bon Appétit video series, “The Seasonal Cooks”, as well as 2013 IACP nominees for Photography and Food Styling. They also write a column for Bon Appétit, “The Seasonal Cooks.” To see more of what these two women are up to, visit their website, thecanalhouse.com.