Hello and welcome to Boriqua Blog. As you may or may not know, I am technically challenged, so this is going to be quite an adventure for me as well as anyone! The site (and by extension, this Blog) will be a work in progress, and we hope that we can take it in a direction that you will determine with your input.

For people who know me from Daisy Cooks!, you know that my approach is pretty much to invite you into my kitchen…I’m widening the parameters now, and invite you into my life. I will take you on vacations with my family, holiday celebrations, traditions in my home, street festivals, birthday parties…in short, all things Daisy…and by all means, if there is something on your calender that I should be aware of (concerts, events, international festivals) please let me know here on Boriqua Blog. Thanks and welcome to my world!

Hola y bienvenidos a Boriqua Blog. La verdad es que no soy experta en computadoras, así que esto va a ser una aventura tanto para mi, como para todos ustedes.! Mi página de internet, y por supuesto mi blog, son un trabajo en progreso, y esperamos que sus opiniones y comentarios nos ayuden a mejorar.

Las personas que me conocen a través de Daisy Cooks!, saben que mi mayor felicidad es recibirlos en mi cocina, pero he decidido extender los parámetros y hacerlos partícipe también en mi vida.. Me acompañaran, junto a mi familia, durante vacaciones, días de fiesta, a festivales, a cumpleaños, o sea, serán parte de todo lo relacionado conmigo.

Al mismo tiempo, si se enteran de un evento, fiesta, festival, o concierto del cual debo saber, por favor tengan la confianza de compartirlo conmigo.

Gracias y bienvenidos a mi mundo!


About Daisy Martinez

 

A Brooklyn, New York native born to mainland Puerto Rican parents, Daisy Maria Martinez lived at her grandmother’s house until she was almost five years old.   Between her grandmother, Valentina, and her mother, Conchita, Daisy learned that the kitchen is the happiest room in the household, filled with love, family, and delicious food. With an extended family of relatives from Central America, Spain, and other parts of the Spanish-speaking world, Daisy grew up appreciating the diversity of Latin cuisine.

While attending Long Island University, she met her husband, Dr. Jerry Lombardo.   After marrying, Daisy dedicated herself to raising her family, for whom she often hosted festive and gatherings featuring delicious food – a tradition that she happily continues to this day.

As a surprise birthday gift, Daisy’s husband sent her to cooking school – a dream that Daisy had always wanted to pursue.  In 1998 she matriculated at the French Culinary Institute, where she won first prize for her final project, The Passionate Palate.   Shortly after graduation, Daisy worked as a prep-kitchen chef on the set of PBS’ Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen, a private chef in New York City, and as the owner of a small catering business, also called The Passionate Palate .

In 2005 Daisy launched her new career with Daisy Cooks! on PBS, and her cookbook, Daisy Cooks! Latin Flavors that Will Rock Your World, which was an IACP nominee, and American Category Finalist, as well as winner of the Best Latino Cuisine Cookbook in the World by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

As Daisy’s star ascended she met the iconic Rachael Ray at an event.  This chance meeting lead to Ray’s production company, Watch Entertainment, producing Viva Daisy!, which debuted on the Food Network in January 2009.  Daisy’s newest show continues her focus on celebrating life and family through food, while demonstrating her knowledge of the broad spectrum of Latin cuisine.  In addition to her new TV show, Daisy is also a regular columnist for Every Day with Rachael Ray and Selecciones magazines.

Intensely proud of her Puerto Rican heritage, Daisy is very active in the Latino community and with many philanthropic endeavors.   To date, just a few of her honors and activities include: Latinas Unidas in Rochester, NY, and The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families; and mistress of ceremonies for The American Cancer Society Gala/Brooklyn Chapter; in addition to working with the New York Fire Department Museum Cook-Off, March of Dimes/ Chicago Chapter, Easter Seals Miami/Dade County Chapter; appearing at numerous career days at schools all over New York City, and most recently was named by the Brooklyn Kings County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as the 2009 Latina Chef of the Year.

With great excitement, Daisy begins this 2010 by taking part in the Food Network’s South Beach Wine and Food Festival (SOBE) in Miami. In addition, toured the main cities of the United States and Puerto Rico to promote her new cookbook Daisy: Morning, Noon, and Night, which was in English and Spanish last March.

To close this year Daisy is coming up with another fantastic new book Daisy’s Holiday Cooking,  that will release in November. The book is Daisy’s most recent addition to her successful and promising career as author and chef.

A dedicated mother of four fantastic children, Daisy and her family reside in Brooklyn, NY.

 

 

83 Responses to “About Daisy”


  1. 1 antonio October 12, 2006 at 8:21 pm

    Enhorabuena, Daysy. Rico rico.

  2. 2 Nancy Sanchez October 18, 2006 at 4:57 pm

    Ya era tiempo que tuvieramos alguien como tu en la TV…..

  3. 3 daisy October 18, 2006 at 6:20 pm

    Gracias, querida…estoy encantada de tener la oportunidad de representar a mis hermanos y hermanas Latinas!

  4. 4 Epi December 16, 2006 at 12:42 am

    Daisy my family and I miss you greatly. We move to Tampa Fl. about 9 months ago and we’re in dire need of some True Boriquen cooking. Please expand your show outthis way. You’re the best.

  5. 5 daisy December 16, 2006 at 7:19 pm

    Thank you for your kind words, Epi…make sure that you let your PBS station that you miss Daisy Cooks! and want them to carry it. They will respond to viewers asking for a show.
    Thanks again for supporting the show!

    oxo
    Daisy

  6. 6 Juan P. Rojas January 8, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    Hola Daisy, Soy Colombiano casado con Boricua (De Morovis) andaba en busca de una Excelente receta de pasteles boricuas para preparar y aprender mas. Bien, soy cocinero empirico y se muchas recetas de mi natal tierra Colombia. Felicitaciones por el Blog, muy profesional en su diseño y su contenido. Te aviso cuando tenga mi primera vuelta de Pasteles servidos en mi mesa.

    Thanks and have an excellent day!!!

    Juan Pablo Rojas
    Web Graphic Designer
    http://www.merca-web.com
    ;-)

  7. 7 Ana I. Arriaga-Sanchez January 8, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    Daisy,
    Thank you for your support for the hispanic community. I was raised in Brooklyn new york and later on moved to New jersey. I never learned how to cook spanish food. So, lately when I watch your show I enjoy writing down recipes so, one day I can start my tradition that my ancestor cook.

    Thank you once again for your show.

    Love always,
    Ana Arriaga-Sanchez

  8. 8 daisy January 8, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    Hola Juan!

    Hazme saber como te va con los Pasteles!

    Saludos a la familia, en especial a tu esposa..

    Daisy

  9. 9 Daisy January 8, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    Dear Ana:

    I am happy you are enjoying the recipe, show and blog…

    Saludos,

    Daisy

  10. 10 Ruthie Delgado January 10, 2007 at 2:34 am

    Daisy,

    You’re great! I was wondering if you have plans to come to the state of Washington. Seattle is beautiful and we have lots of great chefs here too. It would be great if you could do a cooking demo here. In July we have the Bite of Seattle and Seafair. International celebrations until September, one of them is the Hispanic Seafair. It would be great to see you here.

    God bless

    Ruthie Delgado

  11. 11 daisy January 10, 2007 at 10:52 am

    Querida Ruthie: All of these sound wonderful!

    Please feel free to forward information on these events.
    Seattle is, I hear, I beautiful city, and I would love to be a part of any of these wonderful events!!

    Daisy

  12. 12 Ruth Keeble January 10, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    I am so happy to have found your site. I miss your show on PBS and look forward to your upcoming shows, I know you are working on them, pero aprezurate hija! I am a Colombian married to a gringo from Alabama. He and I have loved your book and it is the only cookbook I use now. I’ve made Ropa Vieja, paella, sofrito, frijoles negros and many other dishes–too many to mention. Daisy would you be kind enough to look into Colombian recipes like Empanadas de Iglesia (those are the cheap empanadas that they make in the churches in Colombia which are filled with potato and mininal amounts of beef but they are the best). Or how about Natilla y buñuelos, or Manjar Blanco. I have many of these recipes from Colombian books but I think you add such a special touch to all of your dishes, you Daisythemup and they are amazing. Thank you for being you. I truly enjoy you and your show and your stories. My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Abuela. She must be having a good time with Jesus, I wonder what she is cooking up for Him.

  13. 13 daisy January 10, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    Querida Ruth,

    Thank you for your very kind sentiments and your warm words of sympathy. I am sure Abuela is uop in heaven, rattling some pots and pans, for sure. She still inspires me.
    I am currently deciding on a new producer, and should be back in front of a camera by April (keep your fingers crossed!). In fact, I want to travel to Colombia to experience the food, firsthand. I LOVE Natilla and Bunuelos, but I’ve never tasted Empanadas de Iglesia. They sound delicious!
    Thank you again for your continued support of the show and the book, and for embracing all things “Daisy”! I’m glad you found your way to the site…Check in often (and don’t forget to look in on Boriquablog.com), there should be some big news soon!\Hasta pronto,

    Daisy

  14. 14 Nancy January 12, 2007 at 5:26 pm

    Hi Daisy
    Yo soy Puertorriqueña,so estoy bien acostumbrada a tus platos…pero believe it or not mi arroz blanco ahora me queda delicioso porque antes yo lo hacia hirviendo el agua primero y ahora lo sofrio en el aceite como tu haces y el sabor es tan diferente!!! Como “nutty”!!! Delicioso…..
    qUE ESTA PASANDO CON TU SHOW EN PBS de Boston??? El programa sale cuando le da la gana…..
    Maybe, tu puedes hacer como los chefs del Food network y haz tus propios DVD’s……That will be great!!!!

    Nancy

  15. 15 Daisy January 14, 2007 at 12:21 am

    Hola Nancy! Me alegro que tu arroz blanco sea todo un exito!

    We are currently working on new ideas for upcoming shows.

    Be patient! y gracias por tu apoyo..

    Saludos,

    Daisy

  16. 16 Grissel Rivera January 20, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    Hi Daisy,

    Have you considered doing a Live Show. There are so many daytime Live cooking show. With the hispanic community growing and you know that you are greatly loved. I think that is something you should consider. I will be the first one on line to see you cook live.

    Grissel

  17. 17 daisy January 21, 2007 at 10:49 pm

    Querida Grissel:

    Cooking Live is indeed very exciting, and my cooking “demos” all over the country are proof of that.

    A Live show is definitively in the cards.I’ll keep you all posted..

    Saludos,

    Daisy

  18. 18 Maribel March 1, 2007 at 11:21 am

    Hola Daisy, no sabes la alegria inmensa que me da saber que una boricua tan outgoing como tu esta en la TV. Yo no veo la hora de sentarme los domingos a ver tu programa actually aqui en Corpus Christi TX, lo pasan los sabados y los domingos, so yo los grabo en mi TIVO, y los veo juntos jaja.. ese momento es solo mio. Somos boricuas mi esposo es de Rio Grande y yo de Orocovis, y de las recetas que haces todas las semanas, yo los domingos escojo una voy a buscar mis ingredientes y se las hago a la familia, so los domingos son nuevas recetas gracias a ti.

    Dios te bendiga a ti y tu familia, que el Señor te colme de bendiones y exitos.

    Espero vengas pronto por Corpus Christi, TX.

    Saludos

  19. 19 daisy March 1, 2007 at 12:05 pm

    Hola Maribel!

    Que bueno que disfrutes del show junto a tu esposo…

    Sigue visitando mi pagina de internet, por si me aparezco en Corpus Christi un dia de estos..

    Saludos,

    Daisy

  20. 20 Lynda March 23, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    Hi Daisy,

    I am such a big fan of yours from Philadelphia,PA. I love your cookbook and your television shows. Are your new shows going to run on PBS (Channel 12)? If so, please let me know. I look forward to watching and cooking your wonderful meals for my family.

    Take Care and God Bless you and your family.
    Lynda

  21. 21 daisy March 23, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    Dear Lynda:

    I am currently working and developing new shows..be patient, and keep visiting the site for updates..

    BTW, I will be cooking and signing books in Philly May 19th at the Oxford Valley Mall

  22. 22 JILMA ARGUELLO April 17, 2007 at 9:46 pm

    SALUDO Y SUERTE EN SU NUEVA AVENTURA Y MUCHA SUERTE,
    ME GUSTARIA SABER EN QUE CANAL SE A DE PRESENTAR EN NY?
    SI ES CREEATE QUE ES AQUI CANAL 133.

    TAMBIEN DICE UD. QUE TIENE RAICES CENTRO AMERICANA. DE DONDE EN CENTRO AMERICA.

    GRACIAS Y NUEVAMENTE SUERTE, PUES NECESITAMOS A ALGUIN COMO UD. EN NUESTRA COSINA HISPANA ( YO SOY DE PANAMA ) Y TALVEZ ALGUN DIA EN SU PROGRAMA PRESENTE UN PLATO PANAMENO. NOSOTROS TAMBIEN TENEMOS UNA COSINA RIQUISIMA,

    SALUDO.

    JIL.

  23. 23 daisy April 17, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    Hola Jilma:

    El programa todavia puede ser visto en CREATE.

    Como estamos trabajando con productor nuevo, tenemos que esperar unas cuantos meses para volver al aire…pero mientras tanto, visitame aqui!

    Daisy

  24. 24 adriana carrasco April 18, 2007 at 1:26 am

    Dear Daisy, I just got your e-mail today telling me about this site, I got to tell you that I was a bit upset that I never heard back from your old website.

    I did not know there was a problem. But I’m glad your back stronger and better than ever.

    I live in Bayside NY and I missed you when you where at the Bay Terrace Barnes & Noble. I got to tell you I was very upset. My original message to you was that I really was never considered a cook of any kind, well I have to tell you I bought your book and suddenly my kids are eating and people actually ask for seconds. Daisy, I’m latin (Ecuadorian) but I was never taught to cook ANYTHING!!! When I got married to my ex my mother in law came to live with us and she cooked for the length of my marriage (Colombian) I envy your memories of your kitchen. My Mother did not know how to cook either the joke of it is that her Mother was considered to be one of the best cooks in Ecuador, she catered parties and was a private cook for the who’s who of Ecuador. Unfortunately, my Grandmother died when my Mother was 14 so she only has memories of her cooking. After tackling your book My Mother says that my Grandmother’s spirit has been revived in me. She tells me that while I cook it reminds her of her Mother. Your the first book I ever bought and now you should see my shelf and I now I can’t stop buying new things for my kitchen. You have taken away the fear of cooking and even though I don’t know you in person I love you for teaching me. The best part is that I started with a latin flavor which is my heritage.

    Thank you again,

    Your friend
    Adriana Carrasco

  25. 25 ROXANA CUELLAR April 18, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    HOLA DAISY ; NO SABES LA ALEGRIA QUE ME DIO TENER NOTICIAS TUYAS,BUENO TANTA ALEGRIA ME DIO QUE LLAME A TODA MI FAMILIA PARA DECIRLES QUE HABIAS VUELTO Y CON LA PAGINA TAN BONITA QUE TE QUEDO CON MUCHA INFORMACION Y BIEN CLARA . SOY HONDUREñA RADICADA EN NEW JERSEY, MI PASION ES CONCINAR LOS FINES DE SEMANA PARA TODA MI FAMILIA, HE APREDIDO YO MISMA PRACTICANDO BUSCANDO RECETAS, TE ADMIRO MUCHISIMO Y SIEMPRE HE ESTADO BUSCANDOTE EN EL INTERNET PARA SABER MAS DE LOS QUE ESTABAS HACIENDO, ESPERO SEGUIR SIEMPRE EN COMUNICACION CONTIGO CHAO HASTA LA PROXIMA //////////////

  26. 26 Lisa April 18, 2007 at 9:04 pm

    Hola Daisy,
    Well, my husband finally bought a high definition antenna to get your show. Ya era tiempo. We use to watch your show in Chicago, but then moved to Houston Texas. When is the Food Network going to run your show?Mija, no Latina shows on this network, que pasa? I love Rachel and Giada but please chica, can we get a Latin American cooking show. There is more to Latino cooking then rice & beans and tacos. Tu sabes. Love your zest for life. Come to Texas please we boriquas need to see.
    Chao
    Lisa

  27. 27 daisy April 18, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    Dear Adriana: Gracias por escribir! Migui and I will be blogging an Ecuadorian restaurant pretty soon…keep visiting for updates!

    Daisy

  28. 28 daisy April 18, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    Hola Roxanna: Tienes alguna recomendacion para comida Hondurena?

    Dejame saber!

    Daisy

  29. 29 daisy April 18, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    Dear Lisa:

    Who knows where I will show up next! The possibilities are endless..

    Daisy

  30. 30 adriana carrasco April 19, 2007 at 12:30 am

    Hi Daisy,

    Thank you for getting back to me. I know you know Jackson Heights well, so let me tell you about the best Ecuadorian Restaurant it is called Hornado Ecuatoriano and its on 76th street and Roosevelt Ave. Daisy, believe me I now my Ecuadorian food and this is the only place that serves everything fresh and prepared the right way. They make a ceviche to die for/ caldo de patas with mote/ fresh humitas and quimbolitos and my all time favorite cuero con mani (they only serve this dish on the weekends)and of course hornado ecuatoriano with all the extras yapingachos (yellow potato patties). They have a couple of other restaurants, but this one is the main location and where the owner works out of. When you are in the area please stop by and you will see I’m right.
    In my last note I told you about my grandmother being a great cook. I must tell you that the only recipe that was passed on was for her Turkey and giblet stuffing (ecuadorian style) I would love to send you the recipe.

    Adriana

  31. 31 daisy April 19, 2007 at 9:13 am

    Adriana: Hornado Ecuatoriano! recommended by plenty of people we know.

    I love the humitas, and will probably blog Hornado next..what a coincidence!

  32. 32 Rose Patek April 19, 2007 at 11:54 pm

    Daisy,
    Welcome back! What a surprise to find you in my e-mail. Thank you so much for reconnecting. Your website is awesome and informative. Good work. I actually stumbled across you on our PBS out of San Antonio last year as was really taken by your show and the meals you prepared. From an Irish background with a Czech hubby it isn’t always easy to break new things in but your recipes have found a place in our home. Now my hubby has a great fondness for “FLAN” and the show you did on Flan impressed me greatly. I’ve searched many an isle at a market, asking friends as well. They have all given me numerous names etc. but they don’t get it done. When you get a moment (and I have your book) could you please let me know the exact name of the cream used and the recipe. I long to visit with you by TV shows and wish only the best for you and your future. Blessings, Rose

  33. 33 adriana carrasco April 20, 2007 at 1:19 am

    Hi Daisy,

    When you go to Hornado make sure you try “la chicha” just make sure your not driving.

    Adriana

  34. 34 adriana carrasco April 22, 2007 at 1:56 am

    Hi Daisy,

    I’m wondering if you at anytime are considering teaching a cooking course. I would be the first on your student list.
    I find that I need help with so many aspects of cooking.

    I have to tell you that what I love about you is that you enbrace all our spanish diversity. You are one of the few that do this, I find that most spanish chefs only cook their countries specialties, which is great but since I live in New York, I am fortunate to have so many ethnic restaruants and have tried many foods from most spanish countries and love trying to cook them. I’m really hooked on Cuban dishes right now.

    Adriana

  35. 35 daisy April 22, 2007 at 6:14 am

    Hola Adrianna,

    I give classs all the time, here in NYC! We post them on my calender. The thing is that they always sell out in record time, but since we post them here first you could get a jump on the reservations. Keep an eye out for them!

    oxoDaisy

  36. 36 Maria Cecilia April 22, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    Muchas Felicidades Daysi, por ser tan excepcional Chef, gracias a ti , he pasado de Mamí cocino hoy a Mamí tu cocinas hoy Cool.
    Mis hijos han tenido la opurtunidad de saborear gracias a tus recetas , Caldo gallego, Arroz con Gandules etc.

    Que bueno que tengas otro show en visperas , estare ansiosa por ver las nuevas recetas.

    Hasta pronto y buena suerte.

    MARIA CECILIA
    NICARAGUENZE QUE VIVE EN MIAMI

  37. 37 daisy April 22, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    Que bueno Maria Cecilia que te haya servido de maestra!

    Gracias por tu apoyo querida..y por tus buenos deseos..

    Daisy

  38. 38 adriana carrasco April 23, 2007 at 1:13 am

    Hi Daisy,

    I will look out for your classes.

    I just read that pbs is doing a channel in spanish, I know its great that you reach the english speaking population, but there are so many latinas that speak only spanish that love to cook and would love a person like you teaching them. Have you thought of translating your book? I know there is interest for it. I have few friends that even though they can understand english reading it is another story. I have attempted to translate a few of your recipe/

    take care.
    adriana

  39. 39 nika April 24, 2007 at 8:52 am

    Daisy:

    It is so wonderful to read about your successes! Viva las latinas!

    I am a Colombian-American latina and have lived in the US for most of my life. Unlike you, I have not had the benefit of living in or even close to a latino community during this time. This has left me with a yearning for MORE latino food and music and “life” in my life, especially now that I have kids.

    The way I express this is through sharing what I know about Colombian food on my blog Nika’s Culinaria .. in particular, my
    Colombian Foods section. A recent web favorite has been my recipe for Arepa de Huevo.. always yum. There seems to be a huge but latent desire out there for learning more about Colombian food (and likely other latino foods) going by the number of google hits I get for how to make this or that Colombian food.

    I am so glad that you are on the national stage bringing latino food into all of our homes. Our food is all about comfort food and I think that our times call for food that makes us feel at home. To me, that would be a plate of Colombian beans, rice, chicharron, and platanos. A side of hot chocolate would not hurt either!

    Nika

    Nika’s Culinaria

  40. 40 daisy April 24, 2007 at 11:11 am

    The channel is V Me and is cable..my old website was fully translated, including recipes.

    We will eventually think about translating, and will probably work on a Spanish book..

  41. 41 adriana carrasco April 25, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    Dear Daisy,

    I hope you do decide to do a book in Spanish. I have a lot of friends in South America, I would love to give it as a present. I find books make great mailing gifts.

    I have a cooking question/In some of your recipes you use achiote for color I know you make it with oil, I was at the supermarket and found achiote by goya already prepared but it looked like it was made with lard. If I would use this product instead of making my own, would it affect the recipe?

    Thanks,

    Adriana

  42. 42 Daisy April 26, 2007 at 7:40 am

    Dear Adriana:

    I don’t like to use achotina because of is hard fat levels.

    Heart friendly Olive Oil achiote is much better and easy, just follow my recipe!

    Daisy

  43. 43 Lucas Scott April 26, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    Dear Daisy,

    Its Lucas Scott, Class: 706, Shell Bank, Mrs G/Mrs.Glezelis, the boy that wants 2 be a chef, the one that ask u if u make arroz con poyo and u said the other day…….remember me…..well i check out your website and thought it looks kool so i decided 2 leave a comment so u can check it out and write me back …it doesnt matter 2 me if u dont answer becuz i know u have a family and busy schedules……….well now i am about 2 cook and eat 2 enjoy well talk 2 u lata……

    Love,
    YOUR ROLE MODEL…..
    Lucas Scott

  44. 44 daisy April 26, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    Hola Lucas,

    Thank you so very much for writing in! Make sure that you check out the book that I left in the library for all of you in the library. I have some great recipes fro you to try in their. Good luck with your culinary career!

    Hasta pronto,

    Daisy

  45. 45 Lucas Scott May 1, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    Dear Daisy,
    WOW I was surprised that u wrote back i thought u wont …………..so i will check it out on Thursday[which is wn we have it] and i will read it and i cant wait till i see the recipes…..!!i hope i do good in the school i will go 2 4 culinary arts……!! well lots of luv..

    Hasta Pronto,
    Love
    LuCaS sCOtT

  46. 46 ELBOHEMIO May 21, 2007 at 9:59 am

    Hi Daisy Still getting people coming to my site via yours. People are still looking for the Pasteles recipe on my site.
    Elbohemio

  47. 47 daisy May 23, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    Elbohemio, Good for you!

    Saludos,

    Daisy

  48. 48 Nancy June 28, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    Hi Daisy

    I also love your show and look forward to watching on channel 21 PBS. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and for the last 7 yrs live on Long Island. I love your upbeat personality and can’t understand why Food Network hasn’t signed you up yet? Daisy Cooks Live is what we need. I hope I hear that announcement soon.
    B.T.W. Did you ever attend Dewey J.H.S.? You look very familiar.

    Nancy

  49. 49 Milagros vazquez August 8, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    Hi Daisy,
    I am so glad to have newly run into a connection with you on Mucho gusto with Rachel Ray.
    I absolutely love you. I am so proud to be represented by such a devoted Latina. we as Puerto ricans have a love and respect for all latinos whether Central or south americain or our closer Carribean latin people. continue to close the gaps both culinary and otherwise between Latinos. we are all one i always say with a language and a close knit appreciation for our families..well done Daisy..
    God Bless you girlllll.

    Lots of Love and appreciation.
    Millie

  50. 50 daisy August 17, 2007 at 10:30 am

    Hola Nancy,

    Thanks for the props, girlfriend! As for why Food Network hasn’t picked me up, you’ll have to ask them, lol! Actually, I have switched production companies, and have shot a demo for a new show. I am taking it to all the networks, so we’ll see what happens. Keep your fingers crossed!
    Hasta pronto,

    Daisy

  51. 51 daisy August 17, 2007 at 12:24 pm

    Hola Millie,

    Thank you so much for reaching out! Yes, it’s a great day for Latinos and it’s time we embrace each other for it. I’m happy to have been given the opportunity to show my pride in our culture and food. Rachael has been very generous.
    Hasta pronto,
    Daisy

  52. 52 Tanya August 19, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    Daisy

    I used to watch your show all the time. I am a Nuyorican but wasn’t fortunate enough to have Puerto Rican dinners while growing up…..long story :)

    Anyways I got all my Puerto Rican cooking dishes from you…..are you no longer on PBS, because I cant find your show anywhere???????

  53. 53 migui August 20, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    Tanya…don’t worry, Daisy is working on her new shows with her new producer. She will be back soon..in the meantime: keep them coming!

  54. 54 Mike Delgado September 9, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    Hola Daisy,
    I just wanted to drop you a note expressing how much my wife and I enjoyed seeing you at the Botanical Gardens yesterday. You’re an inspriation for all latinos everywhere and a beautiful, gracious, y muy sencilla representative of the best our culture has to offer (not to mention being a down-to-earth home girl!). ROCK ON, GIRLFRIEND :p
    Yesterday, you made it feel like we were sitting in your kitchen hanging out. The next time, I’ll bring the Bustelo, tostado y colado!
    Con mucho cariño,
    Mike y Evelyn

    PS – Who do we write to get your show on the air already? Don’t these guys realize what they’re missing? Necesitan ayuda, o que? ;)

  55. 55 daisy September 9, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    Mike y Evelyn: Thank YOU for your support and for staying all thru the demo, even though it was sooo hot!

    My best wishes and muchos saludos,

    Daiz

  56. 56 olga October 11, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    que buena pagina que tienes Daisy te felicito.
    Eres de ecuador.
    Yo si soy de ecuador pero vivo en Washington DC.
    Tengo mi blog tambien ojala te guste.
    Saludos
    olga.
    http://recetasolguis.blogspot.com

  57. 57 Glenda October 13, 2007 at 1:01 am

    Hi Daisy,

    Me encanta tu libro y estoy loca por verte nuevamente en TV. Mi hijo te adora y cada vez que veiamos tu programa cantanba la cancion, Daisy, Daisy…: hasta te reconoce en la portada de tu libro. Justamente hoy voy a preparar un pernil con tu receta de adonbo mojado, luego te cuento como me quedo. Soy puertoriqueña pero vivo en Oregon hace 5 años. Te prometo tratar todas las recetas de tu libro. Me encanta la cocina y en algun momento le comente a mi esposo que me hubiera gustado estudiar artes culinarias, pero en estos momentos con mis dos niños no se me hace posible. Anyway, que tengas mucho exito en lo que decidas emprender en el futuro y aqui estaremos apoyando tus futuros proyectos.

    Cariños,
    Glenda

  58. 58 daisy October 13, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    Glenda querida!

    Dentro de poco y con Dios por delante,saldremos al aire…estoy en el proceso de pre-produccion, y les mantendre a todos informados por medio de mi website..

    Muchos beso a tu hijo!

    Daisy

  59. 59 Ramon October 28, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    Me encata tu show y tu website. Que bueno que eres Boriqua y talentosa! Que Dios te continue bendiciendo!

  60. 60 Rosa October 29, 2007 at 12:48 am

    Hola: Quiero saber donde puedo conseguir el papel para hacer los pasteles que no me salga tan caro por aqui donde yo estoy me salen carisimos. se lo voy agradecer

  61. 61 daisy October 29, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    Gracias Raymond por tu apoyo y bellas palabras.

    Es un orgullo para mi representar a mi gente, cultura y cocina..

    Besos!

    Daisy

  62. 62 daisy November 1, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    Querida Rosa:

    El papel parchment, o pergamino en español, no es tan caro, y cuesta mas o menos lo miso dondequiera que vayas..

    Gracias por tu apoyo!

    Daisy

  63. 63 Milly lopez November 7, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    exito, una boricua mas que truinfe es un orgullo mas para mi querido Puerto Rico, God bless you

  64. 64 daisy November 7, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    Gracias, hermana…y que Dios de bendiga a ti tambien.
    oxoDaisy

  65. 65 Mayra December 19, 2007 at 11:44 am

    Daisy:

    My husband and I love your show! Soy puertorriquena y el es de aqui… pero el es tan orgulloso de nuestra herencia y lo que representa que en sus planes futuros esta expandir su negocio de pesca en PR! We salute you because your show and your recipes are exquisite… not to mention your approach. A Byron, particularmente, le encanto tu receta de paella… ummm.

    Blessings to you and yours and much success in the upcoming 2008. A ver si un dia de estos visitas el Sur de Texas (Corpus Christi)… we will definitely go and see you!

    Eres un orgullo para nosotros los boricuas! Sinceras felicitaciones por tu exito!

    Mayra

  66. 66 daisy December 19, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    Thanks Mayra!

    Saludos a Byron, and Happy Holidays to you too!

    Daisy

  67. 67 Rosa T. December 23, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    Daisy,

    How can I keep Pasteles (de masa)warm prior to serving a buffet dinner?

    Thanks,
    Rosa

  68. 68 daisy December 23, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    Dear Rosa: You should time it so the pasteles are ready with dinner..

    Felicidades!

    Miguelina

  69. 69 Madeline December 28, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    Hi Daisy,

    I truly love your cooking show and your book. I have tried many of your recipes, and have been complimented on the food. Thank you so much! It is wonderful to see Boricuas going to such great levels!

    Quick question on your tostones with tomato jam and crab filling? Do you put the jam in first or the crab filling? Please let me know. I saw this on a recent show you did.

    Thanks!

    Madeline

  70. 70 Joy Lee February 12, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    I have indeed come to a flavorful world, the one that I was oblivious of. Healthy recipes should be on your menu too. I am enjoying too much flavors.

  71. 71 daisy February 13, 2008 at 1:25 am

    Thank you Joy!

    Keep watching….

    Saludos,

    Daisy

  72. 72 Julie April 2, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Hi Daisy,

    I wanted to tell you that we watch your show daily (my 4 year old, 2 year old, and I). My 2 1/2 year old doesn’t really talk and has recently been diagnosed with Autism. But everyday he watches with anticipation as you emerge from behind the kitchen and say, “Hola!” And he happily squeals, “Hola! Hola!” It’s one of the first words he’s said.

    My 4 1/2 year old son has is own little kitchen. It’s 12:41 and we’re watching you on NJN. You’re making chicken and figs. He’s cooking too, and repeating your instructions in his kitchen.

    Did you know your show was so loved among such young children? And no, we have no Latin ancestry. And we’re vegetarians. (My 4 year old thinks eating a chicken is really funny thing to do.)

    Julie

  73. 73 daisy April 7, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Dear Julie:

    Thank you very much for writing.

    I do know I have a great kiddie following,and this makes me very happy!

    By the way, your kids sound amazing! You mus be a great Mom!!

    Saludos,

    Daisy

  74. 74 Blanca April 14, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Hola ……..
    Muchas felicidades la verdad que me gusta mucho tu programa y a mi hija tambien y le encanta cuando hablas espanglish ella se divierte mucho…. Dios te bendiga siempre mamita y sigue palante ok.
    A ver cuando nos enseñas a como hacer el pastel o postre de tres leches.
    De nuevo DIOS TE BENDIGA

  75. 75 daisy April 14, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Querida Blanca: Gracias a ti, y a tu hija, por supuesto, por todo su apoyo!!

    Pronto vuelvo al estudio a grabar mi nuevo programa, asi que no se desesperen..

    Besos,

    Daisy

  76. 76 carla July 9, 2008 at 3:38 am

    i just want to thank you for your show. i am homebound and have not been to pr for a long while due to illness.
    i dont have any puertorican restaurants near me and i dont cook. so watching your show just cheears me up. i love the show made for the holidays and the one where you make alcapurias. it makes my mouth water i can tell you that! thank you for your pride in pr culture and heritage.

  77. 77 daisy July 9, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Dear Carla:

    I was very touched by your email. I’ll pray for you to get better soon, so you can visit beautiful Puerto Rico!

    Thank you for your continuous support…

    Saludos,

    Daisy

  78. 78 D. Bell July 28, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    I am so glad to see you here. I am a HUGE fan of your cooking show. That was my Saturday AM treat in NYC.

  79. 79 daisy July 28, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Thank you, D! Welcome to Casa Daisy! Make yourself at home, and feel free to comment often.

    Hasta pronto,

    Daisy

  80. 80 LISBET August 1, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    HI DAYSI ME ENCANTA TU PROGRAMA NO ME LO PIERDO APRENDO A COCINAR MUCHAS COSAS RICAS K AHORA LO COCINO A MI ESPOSO Y SIEMPRE ME VIVE DICIENDO QUE DONDE LO APRENDI CLARO K LE DIGO WACHINF DAYSI COOKS, GOD BLESS U AND UR FAMILY, TIENES UNA FAMILIA MUY BELLA..

    ATNN: LISBET

  81. 81 daisy August 2, 2008 at 12:31 am

    Gracias Lisbet! Me alegro saber lo mucho que haz aprendido a cocinar con mis recetas!

    Saludos a la familia,

    Daisy

  82. 82 edgar rivera August 6, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Hola Daisy: Saludos desde la Isla del Encanto, muchas felicidades por tu programa, me gustaria saber si tienes una receta para mejorar mi conejo en fricase o la ajillo. Siempre te vemos tu programa con toda la familia y nos recuerdas a nuestros abuelos cuando cocinaban con tanto amor y pasion. gracias desde Yabucoa, Puerto Rico.

  83. 83 daisy August 7, 2008 at 1:21 am

    Querido Edgar:

    Gracias por escribirme y por tu apoyo , que es invaluable.

    No tengo una receta de conejo en mi repertorio en este momento, pero creo que voy a agregarla a mi lista de recetas para un futuro libro!

    Gracias hermano y saludos para mi gente de Yabucoa..

    Daisy


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