A few years ago, Chuck and two friends decided to turn their love of good food into a business, opening Garde-Manger. Life has never been the same. Chuck hit the ground running, turning the restaurant into a hot Montreal hangout, becoming a television sensation with his shows Chuck's Day Off and Chuck's Week Off and a star of Canadian and Québécois cuisine. His shows now air to adoring fans in over twenty countries worldwide.
Garde-Manger features recipes from Chuck's shows and restaurant that are down-to-earth but festive, and never fussy. From sublime comfort food (beef short ribs with Cambozola, pan-roasted halibut with garden tomatoes, and rock shrimp risotto) to incredibly addictive treats (salt cod fritters with jerk mayonnaise, Chuck's mom's pecan pie, and the famous lobster poutine), Chuck Hughes's cooking always hits the mark. What's wonderful about the book is the energy of the design- it matches Chuck's own joie de vivre and his carefree approach to both cooking and life. All the best Garde-Manger recipes are collected here: they're easy, they're special, and they're completely delicious. As Chuck says, "Amaaazing!"
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