About Amy

About Amy

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

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Seattle Magazine

Key Ingredient: SEAWEED

Seattle Magazine, Dec 2015

Seaweed, long revered in Japanese culture, is available as close as Puget Sound. But can we simply stroll down to Golden Gardens and harvest some fresh kelp for eating?

Seattle Magazine

Using This Ingredient Makes a Delicious Difference in Your Cooking

Seattle Magazine, Aug 2015

Ma‘ono’s Mark Fuller dishes on his go-to ingredient :: To the uninitiated, the mention of fish sauce might well result in wrinkled noses.

Seattle Magazine

There's a New Spice Making Heat Waves in Restaurants

Seattle Magazine, Jun 2015

Chef Thierry Rautureau turns up the heat with Harissa

Seattle Magazine

How to use Hemp Seeds in Your Cooking

Seattle Magazine, Feb 2015

Chef Colin Patterson of vegan restaurant Sutra Seattle gets creative with hemp

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Weekend Getaway: Westcoast Food Tour

Posted May 31

I was recently invited on a whirlwind food tour of the Fraser Valley, Surrey and White Rock, all of which are part of the Lower Mainland, sitting just north of the U.S. border and south of Vancouver. A hop, skip and jump from Seattle, particularly if you nab a train and make yourself some cocktails in a jar for the voyage (who me?), the American dollar is strong compared to the Canadian dollar making for a budget friendly adventure. The best! I grabbed a friend, hopped on the train and spent two days on a Westcoast Food Tour, eating a massive amount of food and learning. Here, a few highlights:

.The green goddess dressing (and entire menu) from Water Shed Arts Cafe in Langley. It was some of the best food I’ve had in a long time. Simple, healthy, delicious. Thank you to Tourism Langley for showing off your part of the world!

Water Shed Arts Cafe.A helicopter ride from Sky Helicopters in Pitt Meadows, who are currently running an AMAZING deal you should... Read more from the blog...

Events

Jul 15

6:30 pm
Book Larder
4252 Fremont Avenue N

Author Interview: COMING HOME TO SICILY by Fabrizia Lanza

Fabrizia has a gorgeous book called "Coming Home to Sicily" that features recipes from the cooking school, Case Vecchie/Anna Tasca Lanza School, that she runs at her family's vineyard.. THIS TALK IS FREE, BUT RSVPs ARE APPRECIATED

Jul 18

12:00 pm
Book Larder
4252 Fremont Ave N

Lunch Break Cooking Class at Book Larder

Looking for a delicious, out-of-the-ordinary way to spend the noon hour? Then join us for our lunch-break cooking class series.

This week, local author Amy Pennington will prepare a seasonally-inspired lunch for participants in an informal, Read More...