On October 31, 2002 - Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. announced that it would launch a four-issue test of a new publication from the kitchens of Martha Stewart Living, titled Everyday Food. Everyday Food was created for the supermarket shopper and the everyday cook, featuring quick, easy recipes using supermarket ingredients for delicious weekday meals. The premier issue was available in supermarkets and on newsstands in January of 2003. If the test proved to be successful, Everyday Food would begin publishing with a regular frequency of ten issues per year beginning in September 2003 with issue #5.
The portable, digest-sized publication includes brand new recipes developed and tested in the Everyday Food kitchen at Martha Stewart Living. Most menus are designed to take 30 minutes or less to prepare, can be made in multiple size portions and use widely available ingredients.