Recent newspaper columns available online

Below are links to a  few of my latest Victoria Times Colonist newspaper columns. They are seasonaly themed, filled with cooking tips and rich with inviting recipes that Everyone Can Cook! To view numerous other columns on all sorts of cooking related topics, go the Times Colonist's Cooking with Eric blog here cooking-with-eric

 

Saltimbocca gives chicken an Italian twist

When you eat saltimbocca, you soon discover why the cook who first made it determined that tender meat, prosciutto, sage and a wine-laced sauce did not need a whole bunch of other ingredients to enhance that combination’s already superb flavour. Here’s a link to my column about the dish and a recipe for it timescolonist.com

 

Miso soup makes a comforting dinner

I always keep a tub of miso in my refrigerator. I like to have it at the ready when I need a quick and easy Asian-style ingredient to richen the flavour of something such as a salad dressing, marinade, glaze or, of course, a soup. The latter is what I did in this column, where I created a main-course miso-flavoured with soup stocked with tofu, rice and vegetables timescolonist.com

 

Roasted squash gives tacos fall flair 

I enjoy making and eating tacos, because you can fill them in all kinds of tasty ways, my favourite being seasonal fillings. In this column that meant filling tacos with roasted squash, red cabbage and a range of other tasty things. Here's a link to the article timescolonist.com

 

Praise for Eric Akis's cookbooks

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