All about Banh mi

| March, 2015 | Food articles and recipes

Hello everyone. My lastest Victoria Times Colonist newspaper article availble online is about that Vietnamese-style sandwich called banh mi and includes a great recipe. To see that article click here

Cooking Bison

My February 25 story in the Victoria Times Colonist newspaer column available online is all about bison and a new book dedicated to cooking it right. To read that story click here

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. You can see it by clicking on this link ericakisqvc If you would like to pre-order the book (it will be released Match 31), like the many people did in the United States that night, click here The Great Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook

How to make tamales

My lastest newspaper column now available online talked about a trip I took to San Antonio, a Texas city where many folks love tamales. In the story I let you know why that is and offering a step-by-step recipe for making them. To read the story click here

Sunday Social Supper - The Great Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook

On Sunday, April 12, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, I’ll be presenting a cooking class at Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks in Vancouver. During the evening I’ll talk about my new book, The Great Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook: More Than 100 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Storebought and Homecooked Chicken, demonstrate a diverse menu from it, and sign books after the meal.

If you would like to attend, the cost is $115 per pesron, which includes a fine Sunday social supper, beverages and a personalized copy of my new book. To register, visit Barbara-Jo’s website here


Thrifty Foods Recipes

I create recipes for Thrifty Foods; a fine-quality British Columbia-based supermarket chain. On the menu this week are recipe using tangy Gouda cheese. They include spiced Gouda and apple salad with toasted walnuts; Gouda and mushroom quesadillia; Gouda macaroni; and Gouda onion dip. To view those recipes click here


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