Daisy Martinez is a New York born Puerto Rican chef who is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City. She worked as kitchen assistant with famed Italian chef Lidia Bastianich for her PBS show “Lidia’s Italian-American Table” before becoming host of her own PBS show Daisy Cooks! Shortly after a chance meeting with Rachael Ray, Daisy and Rachael’s production company, WATCH Entertainment, worked together on a new show Viva Daisy for the Food Network. Daisy is the author of three award winning books, Daisy Cooks! Latin Flavors That Will Rock Your World (2005), Daisy: Morning Noon and Night (English and Spanish, 2010), and Daisy’s Holiday Cooking (2010).
I’ve worked with Daisy in producing her eHow Food segments as Rachael Ray’s “Latin Food Buddy”, where her extensive knowledge of Latin flavors and ingredients make delicious family-friendly food that is easy to prepare and easy on the pocket. Daisy’s recipe video channel can be seen and savored on eHow Food.