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

Garden to Glass :: An Evening of Botanical Cocktails & Herb Inspiration at Swanson’s Nursery

Posted July 15

Hey Seattle - do you have plans this Thursday?!! The weather has been so lovely and summer is here in all her glory, so it’s time to get outside and get growing in the gardens. Come join me this Thursday at Swanson’s Nursery for an exclusive INVITE ONLY EVENT, where I’ll be shaking up a refreshing & herbaceous beverage and signing copies of Fresh Pantry! Get your personal invite here.

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Over the years, interest in urban gardening has continued to grow and I’m thrilled to be part of a movement that gets people out in their gardens and into their yards to grow their own food. Even more thrilled when they love to cook with it! Come learn how to maximize your herb garden and make use of those prolific perennial plants.

This Thursday, join me, Swanson’s and the distillers from Sound Spirits for a festive evening event, Garden to Glass. This evening of botanical cocktails features cocktail demonstrations, botanical infused waters, an herb... 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.