Taste of the Week

Mussels in Modified Atmosphere Packaging

Mussels in Modified Atmosphere Packaging

I wrote a story on a recently new way live mussels are sold by sealing them in modified atmosphere packaging. It's quite an interesting technique that extends the mussles shef life. If you would like to learn about and find a recipe for barbecue beer mussels click on dig in.

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Taste of the Week

Succulent Lamb Shanks

Succulent Lamb Shanks

If you’re looking for a delicious, comforting and divine entrée to serve these braised lamb shanks should do the trick. Click on “dig in” to learn about this cut and to find my recipe for preparing it. This recipe is from my photo-rich, 260-page book Everyone Can Cook for Celebrations. Award-winning author Rose Murray wrote this about it: Whether it’s for a big family gathering or an intimate evening, Eric Akis provides enticing new recipes or modern twists on old favourites, and then guides you through menus with helpful tips and make-ahead advice. Getting together over good food couldn’t be easier or more delicious. I can’t wait to start planning parties with Everyone Can Cook for Celebrations.

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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

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Soup and sandwich combinations    |    September, 2014    |    Food articles and recipes

Good day everyone! My lastest column offers three takes on that classic combination of a soup and sandwich. To find that story and the recipes required to create those combinations click here timescolonist.com


Quick and tasty pasta meals

If time is tight, but you still want to serve and enjoy a home-cooked meal, check out my lastest newspaper column. In it you'll find three divine, yet easy to make pasta dishes that you can whip up in 30 minutes or less. To see the story click here timescolonist.com


Pie 101

September is a great time to bake a pie and if you struggle making one, you'll want to check out my colmn that featured tips on creating one and a great recipe. To see the story click here timescolonist.com


Sockeye salmon recipes

With sockeye salmon runs reaching epic proportions this year, I thought this would be a good time to write a story that offered tips on cooking this fish. It includes three fine recipes and you can read it here timescolonist.com


Oils, ratatouille and peanuts

I published three new food articles on August 13, 17 and 20.. One offers usage tips and information about canola oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil, and avocado oil. To see that story, click here timescolonist.com The second column looks at the history of the southern French vegetable dish ratatouille and offers a great recipe for it. To see that story, click here timescolonist.com. The last story is all about peanuts and offers a lovely summer salad that incorporates them. To see that story, click here 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 four recipes for amking a simple, but dessert called a fool. They include blueberry kiwi fool. minted mango and coconut yogurt fool, rhubarb fool, and strawberry vanilla fool.. To view those recipes click here thriftyfoods.com.