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The Great Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook

The Great Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook

This is the cover of my new book. Who doesn't love rotisserie chicken? There's something about its juicy flesh, incredible skin, and alluring aroma that folks can't resist. The Great Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook will be your key to preparing delicious meals with this tender meat, show you how to cook a rotisserie chicken yourself, and offer side dish recipes to serve with the bird. To learn more about the book and to order, click on dig in below! To read a recent article about the book and try a sample recipe, check out a story that appeared in the Calgary Herald by clicking here calgaryherald.com If you would like to see my recent Global television interview about the book, click here globalnews



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Linguini with Mixed Peas and Artichokes

Linguini with Mixed Peas and Artichokes

I love pasta and like to lighten things up by tossing in colourful and vibrant looking ingredients. I believe I acheived that in this linguini recipe, which is from my hard-cover book Everyone Can Cook Everything.

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Can everyone cook? That’s a question I’ve been asked frequently since I published the first cookbook in my Everyone Can Cook series in 2003. More than nine years later, and seven books into the series, my response to that query has remained the same: Yes, they can!

To me, it’s not whether or not you can cook; it’s whether or not you have the desire, the confidence and the inspiration to do so. If you have those traits, learning to cook, or improving the cooking skills you already have, can be a very tasty experience.

If you don’t have those traits, I hope that my cookbooks and this website will help you develop them. But I’m also writing for those of you who already enjoy cooking, but are seeking a reliable source of straightforward but delicious recipes, great cooking tips and other practical culinary information. See "What's Cooking" below for links to my recent newspaper columns, recipes and other exploits.

Thank you for visiting my website!

Eric Akis

What's Cooking

African cuisine    |    April, 2015    |    Food articles and recipes

Hello everyone. My latest newspaper column available online offers a taste of African cuisine and profiles a Victoria-based chef who was born in Ghana. To read the story and find a spicy shrimp, sausage and rice recipe, click here timescolonist.com.

Crostini and spreads

My April 8, Victoria Times Colonist column article availble online offers recipe for a trendy appetizer - toasts spread with something savoury. Have some friends over to enjoy them with wine and life will be good. To read the story click timescolonist.com

Perfect Pecan Pie

My March 25 newspaper column still available online is all about that rich and deadly dessert, pecan pie. To see that sweey story, click here timescolonist.com


Upcoming Book Signings 

On May 2, from noon until 2 pm, I'll be doing a book signing at Munro's Books in Victoria. The signing is part of day long event taking place at that independent book store called "Author's for Indies."

QVC Shopping Channel Video

I recently returned from West Chester, Pennsylvania. I was there making a live appearance and selling my new book on the QVC shopping channel, the largest of its kind. It was an amazing appearance and I felt really blessed that they liked the book so much to have me on. My segment on the show is now up on youtube and you can see it by clicking on this link ericakisqvc It will take you to my book page on the QVC website and you see watch the video there.

Thrifty Foods Recipes

I create recipes for Thrifty Foods; a fine-quality British Columbia-based supermarket chain. On the menu this week are cedar plank salmon with margarita marinade; grilled pork chops with raspberry balsamic crema sauce; red Thai curry pork roast; and minty raspberry vanilla shakes. To view those recipes click here thriftyfoods.com.


Praise for Eric Akis’s books

For Everyone Can Cook: “this collection of lively, user-friendly recipes makes me want to start cooking at once.”

Julian Armstrong, food editor, Montréal Gazette


For everyone can cook midweek meals: “Eric Akis is my kind of super- man . . . He offers more than what we have come to expect of him—food clearly explained. He serves it all forth with genuine goodwill and wry humor, the telltale sign of a true Clark Kent beneath the cape. With this culinary crusader’s gentle guidance, we can all cook.”

Dee Hobsbawn-Smith, author of the Curious Cook at Home


For Everyone Can Cook Slow Cooker Meals: “Eric Akis is Canada’s most talented food journalist, a man whose skills aren’t just in creating beautiful-looking recipes, but in creating recipes that we love, we crave and we return to again and again.”

Shelley Boettcher, food and wine writer, Calgary Herald


For Everyone Can Cook for Celebrations: “Eric Akis has always created delicious, easy-to-follow recipes . . . He takes the mystery out of cooking, with clear directions and lots of helpful hints.”

Bruce Mackenzie, features editor, Victoria Times Colonist