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

Getting Busy With The Fizzy :: Homemade Cocktails with SodaStream Play

Posted October 20

sodastreamIn the latter half of the 18th century, carbon dioxide was introduced into water creating soda water or seltzer. (Interesting food fact – the origin of the name seltzer hails from water that had natural effervescence and came from the town of Nieder Selters in Germany.) Today, anyone can make fizzy water at home and can vary the degree of the fizz and the amount of bubbles in each glass. Personalizing soda water may sound a bit bourgeois, but I liken myself to a soda water connoisseur and find most people have a preference. I like a slight, small bubble. My sister’s family prefers big, round bubbles that explode in the mouth. All five of my nieces and nephews are soda water snobs – slightly flat and they turn up their nose.

I’ve been coveting a SodaStream  for years and finally got my hands on my very own machine. This SodaStream Play comes with the options of wrapping in ‘skins’ of various designs – or you can customize your own... 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...