"Fast, Fresh and Green" contains 150 recipes for vegetable side dishes and outlines the basic vegetable cooking techniques of quick-roasting, quick-braising, hands-on sauteing, 'walk-away' sauteing, two-stepping, no cooking, stir-frying, and grilling. The book also includes many helpful tips for preparing and selecting the vegetables, promoting local farmers' market shopping, and organic vegetable buying.
Susie Middleton is a chef and author known as 'The Vegetable Queen.' She has written for a column in Fine Cooking for eleven years, is a blue ribbon graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, and is a veteran of the Al Forno restaurant kitchen in Providence, RI. She now resides in Connecticut and Martha's Vineyard.