Blogroll: Diary of a Foodie

July 7, 2009

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Gourmet Magazine’s Diary of a Foodie features lots of great video food porn.

I don’t often link to the bigger content sites, as I prefer to highlight individual bloggers that would otherwise get buried in the mainstream media. However in the case of Gourmet Magazine, they’ve got same utterly fantastic video content, direct from their PBS television series Diary of a Foodie, which is produced by Zero Point Zero Productions, the same people that bring you Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations.

Suffice to say that the folks at Zero Point Zero are the Shaolin monks/Kung Fu masters of video pornography, and Gourmet Magazine gives them an incredible Hi-Def canvas to work with.

The Diary of a Foodie website features entire episodes from 3 seasons of the show. I recently started watching this program on PBS, but you don’t have to own a HDTV set to get in on the fun.

I recently saw the “Ancient Traditions” episode from season 3, which was originally shown in January, about food in Korea, which was utterly mind blowing.  I encourage you to sit and watch every single one of these episodes, especially if you are a fan of No Reservations. It’s just like taking a trip with Tony but without the angst and the cigarettes — and it’s narrated by hardcore food bloggers and food writers from around the world who you’ve probably never even heard of.


Viva Daisy! (Updated, with video)

January 8, 2009

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Daisy Martinez, star of “Viva Daisy!” which premieres Saturday, January 10, 9:30am on Food Network. Click on the Picture above to watch the promotional video (Source: Food Network)

Web Site: http://www.foodnetwork.com/viva-daisy/index.html

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!