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Daisy Cooks!

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$29.99 US | $31.99 CAN
Available Sept. 14, 2005

Hardcover Ebook
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Age Range: 13 & up
  • Grade Level: 8-17
  • Pages: 304
  • Dimensions: 7-15/16" x 10"
  • ISBN-13: 9781401301606

  About The Book

To tie-in with the launch of her groundbreaking PBS cooking show, Daisy Martinez introduces readers to her vibrant cooking style, which is all about having fun in the kitchen with friends and family while creating mouthwatering dishes with a Latin flavor.

Daisy Martinez introduces America to exciting new flavors, with an emphasis on having fun and cooking with friends. For readers who are longing to serve their families something better than Taco Bell, or who crave Sopa de Pollo like Grandma used to make, DAISY COOKS! shows how to 'Daisy-fy' regular meals with easy, delectable Latin-inspired flourishes. Features include:

  • Daisy's Top Ten: palate-rocking staple dishes and condiments that expand a cook's repertoire.
  • Daisy's Corner: a series of essays about the intersection of food, family and culture.
  • Including sections on Tapas, One-Bowl Meals, and Turnovers and Tamales.


Daisy Maria Martinez was born to mainland Puerto Rican parents in Brooklyn, New York, where she lived at her grandmother's house until she was almost five years old. Her extended family includes relatives from Central America, Spain, and other parts of the Spanish-speaking world. She has modeled and acted in commercials and in numerous films including Carlito's Way and Scent of a Woman. She attended Long Island University and the French Culinary Institute before establishing her catering business, The Passionate Palate. Daisy lives with her husband and children in Brooklyn.

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