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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; First Edition edition (March 13, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307354164
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307354167
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (235 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

If you are a fan of Everyday Food magazine (and you should be), you will be wowed by Great Food Fast, a gorgeous full-color cookbook filled to bursting with recipes for fresh, flavorful food that is easy to prepare. Organized by season, Great Food Fast features simple recipes for year-round cooking, including no-cook pasta sauces, main-course soups, one-dish meals, and more. --Daphne Durham
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Pan-fried Shrimp with Green Curry Cashew Sauce

Serves 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

You can purchase bottled Thai green curry sauce in most supermarkets, but this recipe proves how quick and easy it is to make your own. Refrigerate any leftover sauce, covered, for up to 3 days.

1 slice (1/4 inch thick) peeled fresh ginger
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons roasted unsalted cashews
1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon curry powder
Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp
2 tablespoons olive oil

1 In a food processor, pulse the ginger until finely chopped. Add the 3/4 cup cashews; process until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes.
2 Add the yogurt, cilantro, sugar, and curry powder; season with salt. Process until incorporated, 1 to 2 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed. Transfer to a serving bowl; sprinkle with the remaining cashews.
3 Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the shrimp; cook until opaque throughout, 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with the remaining tablespoon oil and remaining shrimp. Serve the shrimp with the sauce.


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Almond-Apricot Chicken with Mint Pesto
The addition of goat cheese, apricots, and pesto lends a Mediterranean flavor to chicken. The pesto is made with fresh mint and almonds, rather than the usual basil and pine nuts.

Serves 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
1⁄2 cup sliced almonds
2 ounces goat cheese
4 dried apricots, cut into 1/4-inch pieces (3 tablespoons)
Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
1/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon olive oil
Mint Pesto (recipe below)
To Prepare the Chicken
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Cut a slit in one side of each chicken breast to create a pocket about 4 inches long.
2. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of the almonds with the goat cheese and apricots. Stuff each breast with one quarter of the mixture. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
3. On a plate, combine the breadcrumbs and the remaining 1/4 cup almonds. Dip each breast into the beaten egg, then dredge in the breadcrumb mixture.
4. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook the chicken until golden, 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Transfer to the oven; bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes. Serve hot with the mint pesto on the side.
Mint Pesto Ingredients
3 cups lightly packed fresh mint
1⁄4 cup sliced almonds
1⁄2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Coarse salt
To Prepare the Mint Pesto
1. In a food processor, combine the mint and almonds; process until finely chopped.
2. With the motor running, gradually pour the olive oil through the feed tube. Season with salt. Keep at room temperature until ready to serve. Store leftover pesto in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks; let it come to room temperature before serving.

More About the Author

Martha Stewart is the author of dozens of bestselling books on cooking, entertaining, homekeeping, gardening, weddings, and decorating. She is the host of The Martha Stewart Show, the Emmy-winning daily syndicated television program, and founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, which publishes several magazines, including Martha Stewart Living; produces Martha Stewart Living Radio; and provides a wealth of ideas and information on her website.

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I also love that the book is organized by seasons.
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This book can make a beginner look good and a seasoned cook can get new ideas.
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Very easy recipes for preparing quick delicious meals.
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137 of 139 people found the following review helpful By A. Parker on March 13, 2007
Format: Paperback
Having subscribed to the magazine since issue #1, I was sad having to give all my back-issues away due to a move. I was so happy to see this book which is much nicer than the magazine - no advertising! The layout is very smart. Each recipe(except for some side dishes)has it's own page with a full photo on the opposite page and divided into Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter sections which is very practical for cooks who shop seasonal, like myself. One can write their grocery list directly from each seasonal section. I've never seen the TV show, so I can't say if these recipes where ever shown on TV, but they do include the nutritional data for each recipe at the back of the book. Simple basics like how to boil rice etc., is also included at the back for quick review. The Tomato and Olive Penne, on page 244, has become a household favorite.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By C. Schmidt on March 20, 2007
Format: Paperback
I am also a longtime subscriber to 'Everyday Food' magazine and was so happy to learn about the cookbook. The photographs and book layout are just beautiful, and I love how the recipes are organized by season. I have had alot of success with the 'Everyday Food' recipes I've tried from the magazine, and can't wait to try more of the ones listed in the book. I've also found that the prep and cook times stated in the recipes are pretty accurate, so there aren't any surprises. Easy, fresh and delicious food for the whole family!
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47 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Pants on March 24, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is so beautiful it actually makes me look forward to planning and preparing dinners. As other reviewers have related, the layout, photography, and organization are all top notch, but the actual recipes are the best part. The Everyday Food people really found a wonderful middle ground for competent, but unpretentious cooks. I was so tired of recipes that either required 25 different ingredients to make a dish or, on the other end of the spectrum, relied on over-processed add-ins (like cream of mushroom soup) to round out the recipe. Great Food Fast does neither, delivering a huge array of recipes which feature around 6-10 ingredients with advertised prep times which are pretty darn-near accurate. Tip: Start with the Sauteed Chicken in Mustard Sauce--delicious!
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By - Kasia S. VINE VOICE on December 30, 2007
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I know most women will think, do I really need another cookbook? Well, with this charming edition I would have to say that it's really a pleasure and a worthy investment.

I subscripted to the little fabulous food magazine "Everyday Food" so I felt that I knew most of the recipes, but I was pleasantly surprised with a wonderful melange of useful new dishes I haven't seen before but which were still pretty simple. The real beauty of this book is the easy font, nice photos of each dish - makes picking out what's for dinner that much easier - and the ease of preparation not to mention the simple list of ingredients and finally recipes that work. Everything that I tried from this book was almost picked on a whim, and it turned out beautifully, I felt like a culinary genius as my friends and family thoroughly enjoyed the dishes I made with this book's help. I have collected cookbooks since I was a little girl and some I have because they are fancy and beautiful and I might cook form them one day, but this one is in constant use as I borrow this and that from each page and mix my own meal. Cooking at home is never daunting when books such as this one give so many simple ideas to turn into a hot supper any day of the week. Separated by season the recipes are easy to find, if I'm in the mood for hearty and spicy I pick winter or fall, refreshing and bubbly recipes are from the spring and summer menu.

I have been a proud owner of this book for a few months now and I only review cookbooks that I have actually made food from.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By HelloKitty on May 2, 2007
Format: Paperback
Each recipe comes accompanied with beautiful large color pictures and nutritional info on the back. The book is divided into sections by season and each starts with soups and ends with desserts. At the end of the book are some kitchen "basics," which can be quite helpful.

I've made the spinach and feta orzo which was a snap and an apricot chicken which my boyfriend loved.

I docked it a star because the title can be a little misleading. If you're a 9-5 person, it may be difficult to cook at the end of the day. I find that I would cook from this book moreso on the weekends.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By mom22cherubs on March 22, 2007
Format: Paperback
As a mother of a 5 year old and three year old it is sometimes a challenge to find recipes the whole family loves. This book delivers! Everything I make out of it they love. Especially the cream of asparagus soup. How often does a 3 year old "love" asparagus.

This book makes it easy to feed my family healthfully. I also love that the book is organized by seasons. It allows me to take advantage of the produce in season and on sale! So it's a budget saver too.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ed Uyeshima HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on April 5, 2008
Format: Paperback
Truth be told, I really don't care much for the PBS series upon which this Martha Stewart Living cookbook is based, as a cast of robotic, interchangeable hosts push through a battery of recipes in a shared kitchen set-up. However, this 250-recipe cookbook focuses specifically on the often appetizing dishes they produce and the comparatively easy-to-follow recipes necessary to create them. As a result, it's a winner. Though not as definitive as The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, this one is fast becoming the one I use the most for fast dishes with a healthy orientation along with Ellie Krieger's The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life.

The first thing you notice is the first-class graphic quality commensurate with Martha Stewart's premium brand. Each recipe has a full-color photo of the meticulously presented dish and the general prep time which is rarely more than thirty minutes. But unlike Rachael Ray's belligerent mantra, it's only the prep time which follows that parameter as total cooking for some of the recipes can take well over an hour. The benefit is a more interesting variety of dishes than Ray could possibly make.
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