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Eric Akis: Irresistible pork chops, prepared Parmigiana-style

Eric Akis: Irresistible pork chops, prepared Parmigiana-style

Plump and appealing cuts of meat inspire chef Eric Akis’s twist on a classic Italian-American dish.
Eric Akis: Sauerkraut key to classic diner sandwich

Eric Akis: Sauerkraut key to classic diner sandwich

This Reuben sandwich offers a hearty, umami-rich combination that tastes great right down to the last bite.
Eric Akis: Celebrate spring with a halibut supper

Eric Akis: Celebrate spring with a halibut supper

Go gourmet with this in-season B.C. fish, topped with a rich walnut crust and served on lemon honey sauce
Eric Akis: Classic French Lyonnaise salad a minimalist masterpiece

Eric Akis: Classic French Lyonnaise salad a minimalist masterpiece

Tasty dish features sturdy salad greens, crispy bacon, soft poached eggs, tangy vinaigrette and crunchy croutons
Eric Akis: Saucy tofu a umami flavour fest

Eric Akis: Saucy tofu a umami flavour fest

Vegetarian staple sings when cooked in a sweet-and-sour teriyaki sauce.
Eric Akis: A sumptuous chowder with Dungeness crab

Eric Akis: A sumptuous chowder with Dungeness crab

When the craving for seafood soup hits, pay a visit to your local fishmonger
Eric Akis: Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with salmon and colcannon

Eric Akis: Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with salmon and colcannon

Popular Irish dish combines buttery mashed potatoes with cabbage or kale
Eric Akis: A hearty, sustaining Moroccan-style vegetarian soup

Eric Akis: A hearty, sustaining Moroccan-style vegetarian soup

North-African dish harira is often served to break sunrise-to-sunset fast during Ramadan
Eric Akis:  Japanese tempura has surprising origin story

Eric Akis: Japanese tempura has surprising origin story

Breaded deep fried veggies, fish were first served in Japan by Portuguese missionaries in 16th century
Eric Akis: Baked beans the easy way

Eric Akis: Baked beans the easy way

Classic dish made with pantry staples can be served as main course with biscuits