— Dorie Greenspan, author of Everyday Dorie

“The title might be Getaway, but Renee Erickson’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.”

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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 Renee and make for relaxed, convivial evenings, whether at home or abroad. Showcasing Renee'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.  

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Renee Erickson cooks like a woman, with generosity, sensuality, and style. In this charming book she shares everything—stunning images, wonderful stories, a passionate philosophy, and her recipes to cook and live by.

Christopher Hirsheimer & Melissa Hamilton, owners of The Canal House

Cathy Whims, chef/owner of Nostrana

Renee’s heartfelt menus inspire me to gather my dearest friends, uncork some bottles of wine, break out the copper pots and experience the casual graciousness of her table in my own home, no matter the season.

Molly Wizenberg, author of Delancey, A Homemade Life and the Orangette Food Blog.

I am one of many—legions, even!—who’ve been inspired by Renee Erickson and her restaurants, and this book is Renee, through and through. Her cooking is like no one else’s: thoughtful but seemingly effortless, evocative of France but firmly rooted in the Northwest, from Mussels in Cider with crème fraîche to Messy Spot Prawns with piment d’Espelette. Even those lucky enough to eat in her restaurants can learn a thing or two (or ten) about food from this smart, opinionated beauty of a cookbook. I’m in love.

8 Fall 2014 Cookbooks from our favorite Chefs

"Recipes from the Seattle chef are organized into seasonal menus, a.k.a. our future dinner parties."