Momma's In The Kitchen

Daisy Martinez was born in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York to mainland Puerto Rican parents, and quickly learned that the kitchen is the heart of the home, filled with love, a diverse family, delicious, soul satisfying dishes and an appreciation for the rich, diverse flavors of the Spanish speaking world.

Since then, Daisy: attended the French Culinary Institute; was a prep- kitcd The Passionate Palate; starred in PBS’hen chef for her long time mentor, chef and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich; worked as a private chef in New York City; owned a small, boutique catering business called Daisy Cooks! and FoodTV’s Viva Daisy!; wrote three global-best-selling cookbooks; and recently received her certification as a sommelier.

Third stop and going strong! Go Johnny, go Johnny!! #foodgasm instagood #wittythingsJohnnysays #WilmaJean (at Wilma Jean)

Third stop and going strong! Go Johnny, go Johnny!! #foodgasm instagood #wittythingsJohnnysays #WilmaJean (at Wilma Jean)

Wild Red Snapper Carpaccio with Capers and pistachios #friendsfoodfun #cheflir #chefdaisymartinez  #daisyfood

Wild Red Snapper Carpaccio with Capers and pistachios #friendsfoodfun #cheflir #chefdaisymartinez #daisyfood

GAzpacho with Garlic Croutons and Bacalao Salad  with Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms #killmrnow #summerinabowl #goodfriendgoodtimes #daisyfood #chefdaisymartinez (at kir’s crib)

GAzpacho with Garlic Croutons and Bacalao Salad with Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms #killmrnow #summerinabowl #goodfriendgoodtimes #daisyfood #chefdaisymartinez (at kir’s crib)

Thank you#ChefMarty and Gail ! I had a lovely time @BrookViewManor #pensylvaniaInns #PABnB (at Brookview Manor)

Thank you#ChefMarty and Gail ! I had a lovely time @BrookViewManor #pensylvaniaInns #PABnB (at Brookview Manor)

Country breakfast! #lifeisgood #cheflife #BrookViewManor #thankuChefMarty (at My Daughter’s Place at the Brookview Manor Inn)

Country breakfast! #lifeisgood #cheflife #BrookViewManor #thankuChefMarty (at My Daughter’s Place at the Brookview Manor Inn)

Albondiga Mini Burgers from @Nestle with @DemandMedia! #nofilter #instafood #burger #albondigas #instayum #daisyfood

Albondiga Mini Burgers from @Nestle with @DemandMedia! #nofilter #instafood #burger #albondigas #instayum #daisyfood

Sunday afternoon  by the pool.   Perfect #heinekinlight (at W Los Angeles - Westwood)

Sunday afternoon by the pool. Perfect #heinekinlight (at W Los Angeles - Westwood)

Salud! #bloody@aries with my BFF #sundaybrunch# (at La Bottega)

Salud! #bloody@aries with my BFF #sundaybrunch# (at La Bottega)

#reachOutAndTouch thank you Diana for a killer show! #ladyday #dianoross #colormehappy (at Theater at Madison Square Garden)

#reachOutAndTouch thank you Diana for a killer show! #ladyday #dianoross #colormehappy (at Theater at Madison Square Garden)

#ladyday the one and only #DianoRoss #lovechilld (at Theater at Madison Square Garden)

#ladyday the one and only #DianoRoss #lovechilld (at Theater at Madison Square Garden)