I’ve been keeping this news under wraps for longer than I can remember, and now I’m finally relieved I can tell everyone about it — my friend Daisy Martinez is going to become the star of her own show on Food Network — which will be produced by no other than Food Network’s #1, Rachael Ray herself.
I first got to know Daisy in the spring of 2006, after approaching her to do a podcast for Off The Broiler. I was a big fan of her PBS show, which featured an intelligent, educating, full-spectrum view of Pan-Latino cuisine, and found her bubbly and Brooklyn girl personality intoxicating.
Daisy only did one season of Daisy Cooks! on PBS, but I knew some day she would be a huge star, so I started consulting for her and helped her launch her own website, DaisyMartinez.com, as well as her personal blog, Boriqua Blog. I hope you head over there and see what we’ve accomplished over the last two years — It’s a goldmine for anyone who wants to cook bold, Latin flavors, or who wants to know the real Daisy behind the camera.
I’m privileged to be one of the few who will be able to say “I knew her when.”
Good Luck, Daisy — and break a leg!