Taste of the Week
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
Taste of the Week
Chilled Baked Chicken with Honey, Sage and Mustard
If you're looking for a tasty chicken dish you can bring to a picnic or potluck party, click on "dig in." You'll find a recipe for a make ahead, heavenly crusted chicken dish that goes well with other summery dishes, such as corn on the cob and potato salad.
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.
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Pork Tenderlion 101 | July, 2015 | Food articles and recipes
Hello. My latest newsaper column availble online offers tips and recipe for cooking lean and tender, pork tenderloin. You can check it out 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
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