One of the country’s most acclaimed chefs, Renee Erickson is a James Beard award winning chef and owner of Sea Creatures Concepts: The Whale Wins, The Walrus & the Carpenter, Barnacle, Bar Melusine, Bateau, and General Porpoise Doughnut & Coffee. Her praised cookbook is perfect for anyone who loves the fresh seasonal food of the Pacific Northwest. Defined by the bounty of the Puget Sound region, inspired by French cuisine, her vision is filled with seasonal, personal menus like her annual pre-fixe dinners like each Summer’s Lamb and Rosé Feast or each Fall’s Normandy Dinner.  Renee Erickson’s food, casual style, and appreciation of simple beauty is an inspiration to readers and eaters in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Renee lives in sunny Seattle with her husband @oystermandan, her dog Mr. Arlo and the princess of the house Miss. Lucca.