Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Get A Dollop Of Daisy Tonight NBC - Marcus Riley

Daisy Martinez, star of the Food Network's "Viva Daisy!," hits Carnivale tonight for a book signing for her her new cookbook "Daisy: Morning, Noon, And Night."

Chef Mark Mendez is offer appetizer specials from the cookbook including blue cheese and caramelized onion Empanadas (Leo Suarez just boasted that they were Chicago's next big thing), Asopao (Puerto Rican chicken and Pigeon pea soup) and the special Daisytini cocktail (Casa Noble tequila, agave nectar, passion fruit, lime, and mint).

As a New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent, Martinez picked up her culinary skills at the feet of her mother and grandmother. She's a late bloomer, attending the French Culinary Institute at the age of 40 and landing a PBS show after a stint as a private chef. Her Food Network show, produced by Rachel Ray's production company, is in its second season.


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