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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Articles

Seattle Magazine

Tilikum Place Chef's Favorite Ingredient: Walnut Vinegar

Seattle Magazine, Oct 2014

A fortuitous souvenir brought back from France by her sister led Ba Culbert, chef and co-owner of Tilikum Place Café, to one of her dearest ingredients-walnut vinegar. While not a fan of other flavored vinegars, Culbert immediately loved how walnut vinegar has a "subtle and nuanced flavor that keeps dishes light."

Edible Seattle

Seeing Red - Preserving Cranberries

Edible Seattle, Nov 2012

By now, we know that the Pacific Northwest is an absolute cornucopia of farm fresh produce, so when I stumble on a new fruit or vegetable at the farmers market, it's a thrilling occasion. Last year I stopped in my tracks when I passed an unadorned table at the Broadway Farmers Market simply piled with big wooden boxes and a small bowl of cranberries. 

Edible Seattle

Quintessentially Quince

Edible Seattle, Nov 2011

The late-ripening quince provides us with the last canning opportunity of the year. Amy Pennington's recipe results in two delicious outcomes: a fragrant syrup, and a rich fruit paste.

Fresh From The Blog

Homemade Fruit Leathers :: How To Dehydrate Fruit

Posted October 13

_MG_3639Dehydrating fruit is a simple and easy task of little effort, though it does take some inactive time. One of my garden clients has an old and poorly pruned apple tree, resulting in knobby fruit that is not pleasant for eating fresh. Cooked down, however, it made a lovely base for cinnamon & nutmeg scented fruit leathers. I am using a food dehydrator, but you can easily do this project in the oven, finishing to dry at room temp should any moist spots on the leather remain. Here is a photo essay of the process, taken quickly as I was cooking the other day. Six pounds of fruit made about 70 four inch square fruit leathers – perfect for a kids snack or pre-dinner sweet. I split the batch with my friends Ronny & Catherine and their 4-year old daughter, Emerson, LOVED them.

For more apple-y projects, please check out my APPLE Cookbook, which was released this past September. It has great DIY projects like a Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar or... Read more from the blog...

Events

Book Signing & Demo

This weekend's market demo is with me!; demos will be going on throughout the day. Come learn more about this amazing non-profit & do some weekend farmers market shopping.

Nov 2

1:00 pm
Queen Anne
my house!

Cranberry Burst! How To Preserve Fresh Cranberries

The Holiday Season is here! Cranberries are just coming in from the coast and it's a great time to stock up for festive spreads & holiday gift giving. Buying cranberries fresh and putting them up is the smartest way to eat fresh and local winter Read More...