Christopher Hirsheimer

Canal House Cooking

Christopher Hirsheimer is a home cook, writer, award-winning photographer, and co-founder 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, New Jersey, Hirsheimer was one of the founders of Saveur, where she was executive editor. She co-wrote 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, Mario Batali, Julia Child, Jacques Pépin, David Tanis, and Alice Waters; and in numerous magazines, including Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, InStyle, and Town & Country.

What was your first job in the culinary world?
Opening a small restaurant! Imagine the naiveté and nerve

What is your dream destination for culinary travel?

What is your earliest food memory?
Summer, eating white peaches on my grandparents Sacramento lawn


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