Seattle foodie Amy Pennington’s cookbook received a huge spike in sales recently after Gwyneth Paltrow gushed over it in her popular weekly newsletter, GOOP. In July, Paltrow called Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Sustainable and Seasonal Kitchen (Skipstone, 2010) “full of clever recipes for using your kitchen to the max” and reprinted some of its tips and recipes. The book climbed to #89 on Amazon that day. Pennington told the Christian Science Monitor that she’s a fan of Paltrow’s and sought her out to recommend the book, which is still in its first 5,000 print-run from Skipstone, an imprint of The Mountaineers Books in Seattle. We’re curious about the book now, too, especially after reading about recipes for carrot coconut cream soup and fizzy berry cream soda.
“I read about Urban Pantry in Edible Seattle and knew I had to have it,” says Holly Myers at Elliott Bay Book Co. “I am such a fan of books that teach me how to store and keep all the delicious seasonal bounty. Now I know what to do with all my plums!”