Getaway: Food & Drink to Transport You — By Renee Erickson, With Sara Dickerman

$34.50 USD

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“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

“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 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

“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

“Getaway inspires the traveler in me, and awakens memories of prior visits to Italy, the first time eating coppa in the streets of Rome, and exploring markets discovering fresh herbs and spices. Renee Erickson’s classic techniques create beautiful, comforting, and nostalgic dishes that leave a lasting impression.”

— Edouardo Jordan of Salare, Junebaby, and Lucinda Grain Bar

From the Pacific Northwest’s most influential chef comes Getaway: Food & Drink to Transport You, a collection of recipes for ultra-simple sophistication inspired by the world’s most delicious cuisines

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, Getaway  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 200 gorgeous photos and elegantly whimsical hand-drawn illustrations, Getaway offers a richly visual survey of beautiful, easy ways to escape the everyday, with meals that you will want to eat every day.

Erickson's restaurants are known for their distinctive design and this gem of a book is a beautiful keepsake as well as a very useful kitchen guide.


Format: New, hardcover

Published: April 27, 2021

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419740398

Pages: 320, with 200 illustrations and photographs

Dimensions: 11.3 in. x  8.3 in W  1.4 in D 

Rating: ★★★★1/2


Renee Erickson is a James Beard award-winning chef, author, and co-owner of multiple food businesses in Seattle, Washington: The Walrus and the Carpenter, The Whale Wins, Barnacle, Bar Melusine, Bateau, Westward, and several General Porpoise Doughnuts and Coffee locations.

As a Seattle native (well, Woodinville to be exact), Renee's restaurants highlight the bounty of the Pacific Northwest with a European sensibility. Bon Appetit Magazine has compared her to M.F.K. Fisher, Elizabeth David, and Julia Child. Renee Erickson's food, casual style, and appreciation of simple beauty is an inspiration to her staff and guests in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

In 2014, she published her first cookbook “A Boat, a Whale and a Walrus” to critical acclaim.

Renee graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in fine arts, and she currently serves on the board at UW's School of Art + Art History + Design. She lives in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood with her husband Dan, KittyB, and her pooch Mr. Arlo.