S2E73: The challenges of being a chef/restauranteur in climate change—w/ Renee Erickson of Sea Creatures

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Are you missing the experience of eating out at a restaurant? Or maybe you’re itching to travel and revisit the food traditions of the places you love? What if you could recreate these experiences at home, using simple recipes to embark on a culinary journey around the world?

Renee Erickson is the James Beard Award-winning chef behind several popular Seattle restaurants including The Walrus and the Carpenter, The Whale Wins, and Bateau. She is also the author of the critically-acclaimed cookbook A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus: Menus and Stories. On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Renee joins Ross and Radhika to discuss her latest release, Getaway: Food and Drink to Transport You, sharing what inspired her to design a cookbook around her favorite places.

Renee weighs in on why eating locally and seasonally is not just better for the climate but better for us, explaining her decisions-making around what fish to buy for her restaurants and how to avoid wasting beef. Listen in for Renee’s insight on making good food more accessible and get her top recommendations on places to eat out in Seattle as the world reopens post-pandemic!

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Chef Renee Erickson

Getaway: Food & Drink to Transport You by Renee Erickson

A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus: Menus and Stories by Renee Erickson

Sea Creatures

The Walrus and the Carpenter


Tulalip Reservation

Bristol Bay

Drifters Fish

Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables by Joshua McFadden

Green Plate Special


The Harvest Vine

Café Lago


Local Tide


Rachel’s Bagels

Saint Bread

Books by Dominique Crenn


‘Three Seattle Chefs on the Challenges of Opening a Restaurant in 2020’ in Crosscut

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