Monday, October 15, 2012

Meeting Chef Chuck

A couple of year ago, while living in Toronto, I took advantage of Chef Month at Indigo - a month of book signings by well-known celebrity chefs from around the world. I've had the opportunity to meet such fine gentlemen as Gordon Ramsay, Massimo Capra and of course, my all time favourite Essex boy, Jamie Oliver.

As you may already know, I like to watch the Food Network pretty often. And by "pretty often" I mean, "every single day". (It's educational! It could be worse, I could be watching Married to Jonas or Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Notice how I linked out to Jonas but not the other? Yeah. Don't even Google it, it's 10 seconds of your life you'll never get back.)

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, one of Canada's favourite celebrity chefs, Montreal's own Chuck Hughes, paid a visit to Chapters St. John's, so I decided to pay him a visit and add another cookbook to my growing collection. Let me just say, what a lovely man, in looks and in manners. My friend John was kind enough to take a few snaps and let me use them for my blog! Thanks John!

I asked Chuck how he was enjoying his stay, and he said he loved Newfoundland and was having a great time. He managed to sample a Newfoundland delicacy or two while here, including these delicious treats...(apparently Pineapple Crush is a thing of mystery to the rest of Canada? Who knew?)

And so, another cookbook to add to my collection. There are a lot of interesting recipes in it, though mostly seafood-centred, so unfortunately, not of much use to me. But, buying the book was definitely worth being able to meet the man. Thanks for being so lovely, Chuck!


  1. Hey Elizabeth!

    I remember a few years ago when you went to see Jamie and Gordon in TO.

    I've ate of one of Chuck's restaurants in Montreal! So yummy! The lobster poutine was an interesting experience. I wonder if Kristel has been...

  2. Hi Brit!

    Yes, I've heard his lobster poutine is pretty good, it's one of his best known dishes! We'll have to ask Kristel if she's tried his restaurant!