Chef Chuck Hughes cooks in his restaurants all week, making sure that every dish he sends out at his two Montreal places, Garde Manger and Le Bremner, is perfect, and that every client leaves happy. On his one day off, he cooks some more. On his day off, Chuck cooks for his friends, his family, his staff. He cooks for love and for fun, and what he cooks up makes for fabulous and engaging television viewing on the hit Food Network Canada and Cooking Channel (US) show, Chuck's Day Off.This cookbook features over 100 recipes: favorite dishes and menus from the long-running show, plus all-new recipes developed just for the book. The flavor-packed dishes are grouped into menus and connected to stories that Chuck tells, providing a behind-the-scene look at Chuck's life and the challenges he faces in balancing his dedication to great food with the daily realities of running restaurants. Food lovers and cooks of all levels will fall in love with Chuck's open and honest cooking and easy and incredibly addictive style of comfort food.