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

HOW TO :: Tomato DIY – Pruning & Trellises

Posted July 23

Come summertime, when the air is hot and the sun is high, everyone comes down with a little case of tomato fever. I’m not sure how this plant grew to such epochal proportions as to measure the success of a home gardener, but it has. Today we present tomato tips and tricks, from pruning for maximum yield to easy DIY trellises.

Pruning Those Suckers
Tomato suckers are the small sets of leaves that grow between the main stem and a leafy branch of a tomato plant. These suckers, if left to grow, become additional flowering and fruiting stems for the plant. That’s good, right? Not quite. If allowed to bloom and fruit, these additional tomatoes will ultimately compete for nutrients from the plant. Over time, this lessens the overall chances of all the fruit coming to delicious maturity. Cooler and shorter seasons (like in the Northwest), cannot support such prolific tomato production — but regardless of your temperature, all tomatoes do... 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.