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

Where to Dine Out Alone in Seattle

Seattle Magazine, Feb 2015

It may be the month of tables for two, but those of us looking for time to ourselves have options

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

Seattle Magazine

Your Guide to the Best Soups in Town

Seattle Magazine, Jan 2015

Warm up to the best house-made soups on the menu

Seattle Magazine

Where to Eat for Cheap in Seattle and on the Eastside

Seattle Magazine, Jan 2015

49 delicious (and some superbly nutritious) meals out for breakfast, lunch and dinner
By: Chelsea Lin & Amy Pennington

Seattle Magazine

Le Pichet's Jim Drohman on His Love for Comté Cheese

Seattle Magazine, Dec 2014

KEY INGREDIENT :: Chef Jim Drohman of Le Pichet and Café Presse honors French tradition with Comté cheese

Fresh From The Blog

Lemon & Olive Oil Preserved Asparagus Recipe

Posted May 12

It’s full on asparagus season. Those verdant stalks are a dime a dozen these days, so while I full encourage GORGING on them any chance you get (morning omelet, shaved raw in salad, in my awesome lettuce + pasta dinner & of course grilled) I also highly encourage you to do some preserving this spring!

True confession: before I moved to Washington as a 20-something, I had never eaten asparagus. I grew up in New York and while we ate vegetables at every meal, asparagus was never one of them. It wasn’t until I started working in the Seattle restaurant industry in the late ‘90s that I got into the swing of things and started looking forward to our local asparagus season. With such a versatile vegetable, the chefs would grill, sauté, steam and bake asparagus, creating a two-month parade of verdant and fresh-tasting dishes.

Luckily for us, Washington is a major producer of the country’s asparagus supply, producing over 22 million... Read more from the blog...


Jun 6

6:30 pm
16 Hampton Road

Book Signing in Southhampton, NY

Featuring used books and a well-curated collection, Sequel Books is hosting me on the south end. Please drop by for a signed book (perfect gift giving!) and to chat about any cooking or gardening questions.

Jun 27

11:00 am
Henry Art Gallery
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St :: UW

Cultivation & Preservation Workshop

On Cultivation and Preservation: Growing a Summer Cocktail
Join me at the Henry Art Gallery where I'll be teaching a two-part workshop on creating a summer cocktail garden and a homemade summer amaro, a classic Italian herbal liqueur.

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