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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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Everyone Can Cook Everything

Everyone Can Cook Everything

Canada.com did a story on Everyone Can Cook Everything and included sample recipes. Click on "dig in" to read the story.  If you like what you see you can order this photo-rich, 400-page-plus hardcover book by clicking on the hightlighted link above. The book is also availble as an ebook at itunes It would make a nice Christmas gift for someone new to cooking, or someone who simply loves you-can-do-this kind of recipes that make you shine.


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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 14 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.  

Visit my routinley updated Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/chefericakis for links to my recent newspaper columns, recipes and other exploits.


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Souper easy soups    |    2018    |    Food articles and recipes

Hello. My latest newspaper column availble online offers a great recipes for easy to make soups you can dress up to make them taste divine. You can check it our here timescolonist.com

Pork Tenderloin 101

If youa re looking for tips and recipes for cooking lean and tender, pork tenderloin, check out this column I wrote on the subject here timescolonist.com

Asparagus dishes for two

My May 6, newspaper column available online offered three inviting dinner for two recipes that all use in-season asparagus and include a pasta dish, salad and stir-fry. To read that story click here timescolonist.com

Croque Monsieur

My April 29 newspaper column available online tells the quirky history of, and offers a recipe for, that rich French sandwich croque monsieur. If you you would liked to read it click here timescolonist.com

A taste of African cuisine

A column I wrote April 22 offered a taste of African cuisine and profiled 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

Thrifty Foods Recipes

I create recipes for Thrifty Foods; a fine-quality British Columbia-based supermarket chain. On the menu this week are raspberry iced tea; satay chicken wraps; shrimp mango and coconut lettuce wraps; and grilled strip loin steak with stroganoff sauce. 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