From the Pacific Northwest’s most influential chef comes a collection of recipes for ultra-simple sophistication inspired by the world’s most delicious cuisines
Selected as the #1 Cookbook of 2021 (So Far) by Amazon Editors
Acclaimed chef, restaurateur, and artist Renee Erickson invites you on a culinary journey via her favorite places in the world—Rome, Paris, Normandy, Baja California, London, and her hometown, Seattle. Equally aspirational travelogue and practical guide to cooking at home, the book offers 120 recipes and 60 cocktail recipes for simple meals that evoke the dreamiest places and cuisines. From not-too-intricate cocktails and snacks to effortless entrées, these are the recipes that inspire Erickson and make for relaxed, convivial evenings, whether at home or abroad. Showcasing Erickson's appealing and high-style aesthetic and featuring gorgeous photography and hand-drawn illustrations, this book offers a richly visual survey of beautiful, easy ways to escape the everyday, with meals that you will want to eat every day.
About the Author
Renee Erickson is the James Beard Award–winning chef and co-owner of numerous Seattle restaurants, including The Walrus and the Carpenter, The Whale Wins, and the Narwhal Oyster Truck. She is the author of A Boat, A Whale & A Walrus: Menus and Stories.
“The title might be Getaway, but Renee Erikson’s message in this extraordinary book is come away with me, sit with me, talk with me, slow down, and let’s savor the simple, beautiful foods we find along the way. Everything about this book, from the writing and the photographs, to the food and the warm invitation to search out what’s good and best and to share it, is singular and irresistible.” — Dorie Greenspan, author of Everyday Dorie
“Renee Erickson feels at home in the world and proves it with this gorgeous, joyful array of food and drinks from her happy travels. It is curated comfort food with guts and soul, stimulating all the senses.” — David Tanis, author of David Tanis Market Cooking
“I have always admired Renee Erickson’s culinary sensibility. Her restaurants in Seattle I so love pay homage to many of the corners of the world that have influenced her. The stories and recipes that have been so meaningful to Renee are now part of us and what a gift that is today.” — Aran Goyoaga, author of Cannelle et Vanille
“Getaway takes me on a journey I have never been on before, and I already LOVE Italy and France! Renee’s stories and recipes encapsulate what it feels like to be in these places without even having to step out of your home kitchen.” — Sarah Grueneberg of Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio
“This stunning book makes you want to cook, travel, drink, and eat.” — Jeremy Sewall of Row 34 and Island Creek Oyster Bar
“Getaway is a dreamy roadmap to fall in love with a lazy afternoon eating and drinking—it’s exactly where we want to be and what we all need.” — Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski of State Bird Provisions
“Getaway reminds us that no matter where you are, there is always a perfect bite, a sip of a drink that hits you just right, or an ocean breeze that will last a lifetime.” — Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue
“[Getaway’s] ethos emphasizes the kind of unfussy but fantastic snacking and drinking done alongside a piazza or under a palapa, starting in the afternoon, because why not? With a few uncomplicated family-style supper plates added in, it all translates into the kind of spring-into-summer, backyard-or-picnic party everybody deserves right now.” — The Seattle Times
“A timely read for everyone who is armchair dreaming of a food-centric destination.” — Bloomberg