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Eric Akis

February 14, 2017
Eric Akis is the author of eight cookbooks. His latest is The Great Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook (Appetite by Random House). . . .

Eric Akis: Prawns, kale, pancetta, chickpeas in caesar-style salad meal

March 24, 2019
Weather conditions can certainly affect what you feel like making for dinner. In my case, cool days in late February and early March made me want to prepare rib-sticking comfort food. But the . . .

Eric Akis: With icebox cookies, you can have freshly baked treats all week

March 20, 2019
It’s March break, and if you’re looking for something to do with your out-of-school kids or grandkids, baking cookies can be a very sweet activity. Refrigerator cookies, also known as icebox . . .

Eric Akis: Make the most of Vancouver Island lamb

March 17, 2019
If you want to dazzle your partner with a meaty, sumptuous, restaurant-style entrée that’s not too difficult to prepare, braised lamb shanks are a good bet. You’ll find them on several local . . .

Eric Akis: The lucky charm of this chocolate cake

March 13, 2019
St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday and if you want to mark the occasion in a sweet, Irish-themed way, get out your bundt pan. You’ll need it to make my decadent cake, which incorporates Guinness and . . .

Eric Akis: How to get crispier roast chicken that's a cut above

March 10, 2019
A reader named Murray sent me a note saying he was having a hard time getting dark, crispy skin on his roast chicken. Some of the things he was doing to achieve that goal were helpful, such as . . .

Eric Akis: Thai-style chicken soup with rice and ginger packs a punch

March 6, 2019
If you have a cold or think you’re getting one, or you just want something soothing that will lift your spirits and fill you up, make chicken soup. I’m not talking about chicken noodle soup. I’m . . .

Eric Akis: Pasta marinara with roasted broccoli, plus skillet focaccia

March 3, 2019
Some of the most satisfying meals are the least pretentious. A good example is a hot bowl of pasta served with a flavourful sauce, simple garnishes and good bread. The pasta can be any type you . . .

Eric Akis: Poke bowls surf in from Hawaii

February 27, 2019
After a recent column on how to make a burrito bowl, a few readers asked if I could offer a recipe for a poke bowl. It sounded like a tasty, on-trend idea, so here it is. Poke, pronounced “. . .

Eric Akis: B.C.-caught 'sole' à la meunière

February 24, 2019
Adventurous cooks are always keen to learn new ways to prepare fish. But wise ones know it’s sometimes best to fall back on a classic, proven technique if you want to guarantee your catch of the . . .

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