Chef Chuck Hughes is a busy guy. When he isn’t juggling the successful restaurant Garde Manger in Montreal, he’s cooking for family, friends and restaurant staff in his show, Chuck’s Day Off.
But he’s finally taking some vacation and headed down to Mexico. With an entire week to work with, he’s really looking to spice things up!
From famous fish tacos and legendary pork sandwiches to deep-sea fishing and horseback-riding, Chuck’s embarking on his biggest food adventure yet. Can he handle the heat?
Watch Chuck’s Week Off: Mexico, tonight at 10:30pm ET on Cooking Channel.
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Have you been watching the new season of The Next Iron Chef over on Food Network? The stakes are high this year with a star-studded lineup of Super Chefs competing for one coveted Iron Chef spot, including Cooking Channel’s own Chuck Hughes.
The Chuck’s Day Off host and chef-owner of Montreal’s Garde Manger restaurant has made it through the first two Chairman’s Challenges with solid food, but he also seems to be endearing himself quite well to the judges: “You always look very happy when you’re cooking,” said food writer Simon Majumdar in Sunday’s episode. “It really comes through in your food.”
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This Fall on Cooking Channel, look forward to all-new episodes with your favorite chefs, old favorites you love, plus brand new faces with shows you won’t want to miss!
Here’s a taste of what’s in store…
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What does Chuck do on his day off? Eat ice cream, of course.
Cooking Channel’s Frozen Treat Truck hits the west coast this week, with a couple surprise guests in tow. Chuck Hughes from Chuck’s Day Off, Jeffrey Saad from United Tastes of America, and Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos from Extra Virgin will make special appearances to taste the local ice cream flavors, and meet you, the fans!
Here’s the full schedule:
Thurs, Sep 1 — Seattle
11am-5pm at Westlake Center
Serving: Molly Moon’s Ice Cream
Meet Chuck Hughes 1-3pm
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Chuck is always "on call."
Rocker chef Chuck Hughes is no stranger to high pressure, a hot stove, and cool ambiance. When he’s not kicking back and cooking up killer cuisine for his friends on Chuck’s Day Off, he’s busy calling the shots in the kitchen at his hot Montreal restaurant, Garde Manger.
Reservations are hard to come by at this dimly-lit, shabby-chic eat spot, where chef Hughes serves up some of Montreal’s most inspired and innovative modern French fare (two words: Lobster Poutine). Each day, running the kitchen at this trendy hotspot demands creativity, discipline, and passion — and Chuck’s got all three in spades.
Check out the clips below to see Chuck in action.
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Chuck Hughes rebounds after the demise of the Montreal Expos with a new season
Hey Sports Fans! The long wait is over and a brand new season is upon us… Actually, not baseball but a fresh new season of Chuck’s Day Off with hot new recipes you are going to crave…
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Debi & Gabriele of Extra Virgin -- Enjoying Best Thing I Ever Ate...at the Beach
Every year thousands descend upon the sunny shores of South Beach to watch celebrity chefs turn up the heat. Our girl Nadia G., host of Bitchin’ Kitchen, was on the ground chatting it up with everyone from Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos of Extra Virgin to Ace of Cakes Duff Goldman during the fest…
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People are crazy about red velvet cake. It’s beloved in the South (who remembers the Bleedin’ Armadillo Grooms cake from Steel Magnolias?) but has taken all of America by storm over the past few years — it’s found in nearly every bakery on the block. Is the obsession with red-velvet cake due to the cake’s obvious merit: tender, moist cake in an attention-grabbing hue, topped with a pouf of creamy-tart cream cheese frosting? Or do we have the rumor mill to thank? Baked goods-enthusiasts have been spreading tales for some time that the cake gets its blush from a chemical reaction between the baking soda and the cocoa powder in the recipe. This is completely false, in fact, some red velvet recipes don’t even call for cocoa. The cake gets its color from nothing more scientific than a large amount of food coloring.
So if you can make the cake red by dumping in a whole bunch of red coloring, then you can turn it any color, right? You sure can. Case in point: Green Velvet Cake for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s as easy as swapping green food coloring for red in your red velvet cake recipe. Or Chuck Hughes’ Red Velvet Cupcake recipe, if you really want the best.
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What does Chuck really do on his day off? Tonight, he won’t be getting a new bacon tattoo, instead he’ll be battling Bobby Flay in kitchen stadium on Food Network’s Iron Chef America. The secret ingredient is . . . you know we can’t tell you that, you’ll have to watch tonight at 10 to see the dueling network hosts in action. But till then, take a look at these potential battles — who do you think would win each?
UPDATE! LAST NIGHT’S WINNER AND SCORECARD AFTER THE JUMP!
(Warning — spoiler alert!)
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Help us celebrate the end of 2010 with a round-up of all your Cooking Channel favorites. This week we’re looking back at the shows, recipes, foods and photos you loved the most.
#1 Online Video of 2010: Tandoori Chicken
Fans of Indian Food Made Easy host Anjum Anand followed her into the kitchen of Gaylord Restaurant, the very first Indian restaurant to open in mad-for-curry London almost fifty years ago. The tandoori chef walks Anjum through the making of the classic dish, tandoori chicken.
• See How He Does It
• More Indian Recipes from Anjum
• Learn How Anjam Anand Started Cooking
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