Cooking Up an RV Adventure on Food Network Canada’s Chuck & Danny’s Road Trip

Chuck & Danny Road Trip

Chuck & Danny’s Road Trip

Follow celebrity chefs Chuck Hughes and Danny Smiles as they take to the road in a fifth-wheel RV to cook up tantalizing dishes from some of the country’s amazing local foods.

Celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday the Montreal-based chefs traveled coast to coast meeting local farmers, fishermen and foragers and cooking up a storm, both in the RV and around the campfire, and having lots of fun along the way. What better way to experience Canada’s stunning landscapes and diverse food offerings and with two of the 6 episodes right here in British Columbia.

Chef Dan Hudson with Chefs Chuck Hughes & Danny Smiles on Vancouver Island

Chef Dan Hudson with Chefs Chuck Hughes & Danny Smiles on Vancouver Island

Island Time

The first BC stop was in the second episode when Chefs Chuck & Danny took their road trip to Vancouver Island for some Island Time. After setting up camp in Goldstream Provincial Park, not far from the British Columbia capital Victoria, and armed with good advice from local Cowichan Valley Chef Dan Hudson, Chuck & Danny went looking for grass-fed chicken, local seafood and more. Donning wet suits and diving into the ocean, the two chefs tried their hand at seaweed harvesting and eating freshly caught sea urchins right on the boat. Then back to the campsite to cook up a feast.

Chef Brooke Winters with Chefs Danny Smiles & Chuck Hughes on Salt Spring Island

Chef Brooke Winters with Chefs Danny Smiles & Chuck Hughes on Salt Spring Island

Salt of the Earth

Next it was over to Salt Spring Island to experience the Salt of the Earth.  In this BC episode, local Chef Brooke Winters who believes in providing local organic food to people in a fresh and affordable way, provided Chuck & Danny with the low down on the very best local vegetables and country’s finest lamb. Chuck tried his hardest to catch a salmon which managed to elude him, but an unexpected catch made for an excellent Salt Spring seafood feast for the locals.

The fifth-wheel for this trip was provided by Sunwest RV in collaboration with Go RVing Canada. According to Chris Mahony, President of Go RVing Canada, who tagged along for the west coast leg of Chuck and Danny’s RV travels on Vancouver Island, “Chuck and Danny truly embrace the camping lifestyle in this series and experienced RV living during their journey,” recalls Mahony. “And there may have been a few friendly bets and fun chirps between the chefs calling dibs on who got the luxury king-size bed vs. the cozy pull-out sofa in the RV!”

If you love camping and cooking make sure you watch Chuck & Danny’s Road Trip and experience some of the best scenery and freshest ingredients provided by local farmers, fishermen and foragers that Canada offers from coast-to-coast. An impressive and delicious RVing and cooking adventure.

Check out the episodes of Chuck & Dannys Road Trip – which premiered on Food Network Canada in 2017.

Published: March 2nd, 2017

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Patricia Cashin by Patricia Cashin

Driving the backroads in BC in my 2000 Mazda Miata with the top down is one of my favourite pastimes and incredible fun, plus a great way to see roads less travelled. Made even better when joined by other miata-loving owners. Being officially retired and living in BC is pretty good!

2 thoughts on "Cooking Up an RV Adventure on Food Network Canada’s Chuck & Danny’s Road Trip"

Avatar Susan says:

I would like to see a close photo of their tattoos 🙂 This is a great!! I love that they showcased local, “down to earth” food products. And you can never get enough info on seafood in order to truly appreciate what Mother Earth has so generously provided to us (& for free). Hopefully seeing this on tv will encourage those in a position to protect our oceans to do so. Such HUGE sea urchins!!!

Patricia Cashin Patricia Cashin says:

Yes, great show and the 2nd episode in BC this Friday March 10.

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