Synopses & Reviews
75 Fast, Easy, Fresh, Italian Recipes for All Seasons. The Canal House Cooking
seasonal cookbook series is home cooking by home cooks for home cooks.
From James Beard award-winning authors Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton, comes the newest volume in the beloved Canal House Cooking series, Pronto!
Pronto! is a handsome, 128-page book with 75 recipes and lush photographs collected in a highly covetable package. It’s home cooking at its best—by home cooks, for home cooks—and it’s pure Canal House.
The delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes celebrate the practice of cooking Italian food, and the enjoyment of eating it. Using the best seasonal ingredients available, their recipes combine the rich tradition of Italian cooking with quick and easy execution. This instant classic includes recipes for dishes such as Pasta with Radicchio & Pancetta, Grilled Pizza with Raw Ripe Tomato Sauce, Chicken Alla Diavola, and Fig Gelato.
Canal House Cooking has previously been featured for its inspiring recipes, friendly and knowledgeable voice, and drop-dead gorgeous photographs in a variety of publications including O, the Oprah Magazine, Bon Appétit, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Christopher and Melissa’s daily blog, Canal House Cooks Lunch, has thousands of daily followers interested in what these two women have cooked up that day. This wide fan base will be pleased to see the release of this dynamic duo's newest cookbook with accessible and easy recipes for home cooks.
About the Author
CHRISTOPHER HIRSHEIMER is a home cook, writer, award-winning photographer, and cofounder of Canal House, whose facets include a publishing venture, culinary and design studio, and an annual series of three seasonal cookbooks titled Canal House Cooking
. Before starting Canal House in 2007 in Lambertville, NJ, Hirsheimer was one of the founders of Saveur
, where she was executive editor. She cowrote the award-winning Saveur Cooks
series and The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market Cookbook
(Chronicle, 2006), and her photographs have appeared in more than fifty cookbooks by such notables as Colman Andrews, Lidia Bastianich, Deborah Madison, Mario Batali, Julia Child, Jacques Pépin, David Tanis, and Alice Waters; and in numerous magazines, including Bon Appétit
, Food & Wine
, and Town & Country
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.