“Hi Shirley, Congratulations on the win last night. Your dish was very delicious! The People’s Choice Award, is an important category in those types of competitions. I told you I felt positive energy around your table last night! Best,  Eric”

Eric is referring to Shirley’s win of the People’s Choice Award at the Savouries, Sweets & Sips ~INVITE SSS 2010  at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa – a fundraiser for the Greater Victoria Elder Care Foundation.


Eric Akis is a food writer for the Victoria Times Colonist. His bi-weekly food features, appear in many other Canadian newspapers, including the Calgary HeraldEdmonton JournalMontreal GazetteHamilton SpectatorVancouver Province, and Vancouver Sun. As part of his tenure as a food writer, Eric makes numerous food-related appearances on radio, television and at culinary events. He has also written several cook books.

Shirley Lang, Culinary Explorer, Featured as one of Victoria’s ‘Hot Chefs’ in the Victoria Times Colonist: Life Section

Click here to read Eric’s article about Shirley.

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