About Amy

About Amy

I am a cook, author, and urban farmer. I currently live in Seattle. I am also a speaker, teacher, TV show host and a handful of other 'jobs' that revolve around food. Here is how it all began...



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Edible Seattle

It's So Easy Being Green

Edible Seattle, May 2013

Lemon & Olive Oil Preserved Asparagus AND Champagne Pickled Asparagus


Edible Seattle

Simple Summertime Drinking Vinegars

Edible Seattle, Jun 2012

Shrubs aren't just good for topiary-they're drinkable! Amy Pennington's simple recipes combine fruit, herbs and vinegar for refreshing and traditional syrups that make outstanding summer beverages.

Edible Seattle

Forage Fever

Edible Seattle, May 2011

It's too early for fruit, but the perfect time for blossoms. Amy Pennington shows you tasty things to do with elderflowers and maple blossoms.

Fresh From The Blog


Posted July 26

One of the most frequently asked questions I get every summer is when and how to harvest squash blossoms. These brilliant tangerine-colored flowers can be cooked in broths, sautéed, or more commonly stuffed and dipped in light batters and fried. Every- one loves fried squash blossoms!

Squash Vine & Blossoms

Summer squash plants (all members of the Cucurbitaceae family, for that matter— cucumbers, pumpkins, melons, gourds, and so on) send out both male and female blossoms. Through pollination, male blossoms lend their pollen to the female blos- soms, and those female blossoms turn into the fruit of the plant. A plant will create more male blossoms than are necessary for pollination, and some of these may be harvested and eaten. (But if you eat all of the male blossoms, you will not have any fruit to harvest!)

Identifying male versus female blossoms is a reasonably simple task. Male flowers have stamens—a long, slender “stalk” that runs up the center... Read more from the blog...


Aug 9

10:00 am
UDistrict Farmers Market
Roosevelt & 50th St

Ready, Set, Cook! Judge

Come check out a friendly cooking competition between two of Seattle's best woman chefs! Author & Private Chef Becky Selengut is up against Japanese fireball, Mutsuko Soma from Miyabi 45th. It's bound to be tasty & entertaining, so swing by and help me decide who's dish wins!

Aug 14

4:30 pm
Lake City Farmers Market
NE 125th and 28th Ave NE, Seattle, 98125

Farmers Market Demo + Book Signing

I'll be cooking something fresh and delicious on the fly at the Lake City Farmers Market this week! I will have copies of my new book Fresh Pantry & I'm happy to help you with any preservation questions or dinner ideas! Come learn how to whip up delicious and healthy meals.