Food writer Eric Akis is back with a compendium of his bestselling Everyone Can Cook series. From his original book, Everyone Can Cook, to his subsequent guides to cooking mid-week meals, slow cooker meals, appetizers and seafood, Eric has been lauded by food writers for delivering recipes that really work. Everyone Can Cook Everything (2012 Whitecap Books) collects the best of over 10 years of Eric’s recipes in one beautiful 400-pages-plus hardcover volume. The book provides cooking tips for preparing a vast array of dishes — breakfasts and brunches, appetizers, soups, salads, noodle and rice dishes, vegetarian entrées, seafood, meat dishes, plus baked goods and desserts. If you’re still stumped on holiday dishes, try his roast turkey for Christmas dinner or his tapenade at a New Year’s Eve party.