Croque Monsieur

| May, 2015 | Food articles and recipes

Hello everyone. My latest 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

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

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

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


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 Mexican-style recipes. They include halibut ceviche with tequila and lime; salmon sliders with avocado cream; chicken tinga; and grilled chicken breast with mango and black bean salad. 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