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Daisy Cooks! With Daisy Martinez

Daisy Cooks! With Daisy Martinez

Daisy Martinez's cooking has it all - vibrant colors, remarkable flavors and a keen sense of tradition. Martinez is passionate about her culture - its music, fashion, history and, most of all, its food. In DAISY COOKS! Martinez salsas around the kitchen while illustrating simple steps to make Latin-inspired cuisine. In each episode, Martinez prepares two or three recipes - what she calls "real cooking from scratch" - in her studio kitchen. Using a dish as basic as chicken and rice, Martinez explores the endless, yet comfortably familiar possibilities these two humble basic ingredients can produce. There, she provides easy-to-follow demonstrations, including easily found ingredient substitutions, and teaches techniques passed down from her mother and grandmother. She also familiarizes viewers with food markets and favorite ingredients of the Latino kitchen.

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  • Dad's Firehouse Dinner (#101)

    Olive and Ham stuffed Pot Roast and String Beans with Roasted Garlic are big hits with the guys. [26 minutes]

  • Mexico Magico (#102)

    Visit Mexican communities in Queens & Brooklyn & prepare braised pork with guauillo chiles. [26 minutes]

  • A Trip to Cuba (#103)

    A personal tour of Little Havana & a dish of black beans and white rice called Moros y Cristianos. [26 minutes]

  • Latin Seafood (#104)

    Daisy makes Shrimp Seviche and Acaraje while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico her family. [26 minutes]

  • Fast & Fresh 1 - Grandma's Pork Chops (#105)

    Daisy shows old home movies and makes Chuletas de Abuela and rice simmered with sweet corn. [26 minutes]

  • Empanadas (#106)

    Two simple doughs are stuffed with crab, sweet plaintain and raisin fillings. [26 minutes]

  • Tapas (#107)

    Captures the excitement and flavors of Spain's Tapas bars with a glorious spread. [26 minutes]

  • Media Hora 1 (#108)

    Simple and delicious grilled Calamari with orange sauce, Espinacas Daisy and stovetop Mariscada. [26 minutes]

  • At The Beach (#109)

    This stovetop grilled red snapper with garlicky Ajilimojili sauce has the flavors of the Caribbean. [26 minutes]

  • Barbecued Chicken (#110)

    Butterfly a chicken, then grill it pressed down by a brick for a deliciously crisp skin & texture. [26 minutes]

  • One Pot Meal (Caldo Gallego) (#111)

    Combine a variety of meats and vegetables in a large pot and slowly simmers them in broth. [26 minutes]

  • Mexican Classics (#112)

    Flan & Chile Relano's, stuffed with a delicious picadillo & battered, fried & finished in the oven. [26 minutes]

  • Cocktail Party (#113)

    This Latin style party includes flat breads topped with savory treats and delicious cheese fritters. [26 minutes]

  • Pasta Latino (#114)

    Expand your horizons with Fideos de Mariscos, Spain's classic dish of Seafood and Angel Hair Pasta. [26 minutes]

  • Media Hora 2 (#115)

    Bistec Encebollado-steak with sauteed onions, tomato salad and green beans with potatoes. [26 minutes]

  • Spanish Classics (Chicken & Figs) (#116)

    This meal starts with Shrimp in Garlic Sauce & moves on to Braised Chicken with Figs & yellow rice. [26 minutes]

  • Sweet Endings (#117)

    Learn how to bake a Brazo de Gitano, or "Gypsy's Arm," a simple but impressive jelly roll cake. [26 minutes]

  • Fast & Fresh 2 - Swordfish (#118)

    Grilled Swordfish Steak with a warm Eggplant Relish & Chilean Tomato Salad, prepared in Puerto Rico [26 minutes]

  • Paella (#119)

    Learn the simple steps to put together this classic dish, plus a vegetarian & a quick Paella. [26 minutes]

  • In Praise of Beans (#120)

    Prepare a Puerto Rican White Bean Soup & an Argentinean dish of Chick Peas and Swiss Chard. [26 minutes]

  • Praise of El Pollo (#121)

    A spice-rubbed Roast Chicken, Salvadoran stuffed chicken & caramel & peanut coated fried chicken. [26 minutes]

  • Christmas Eve at Daisy's (#122)

    Festive dishes of Pernil (Roast Pork with Garlic), Rice with Pigeon Peas and Puerto Rican Egg Nog. [26 minutes]

  • Partytime (#123)

    Tostones with guacamole and crab seviche and fresh cod fillets in a steaming broth with clams. [26 minutes]

  • Dominican Specialties (#124)

    Thin slices of sweet ripe Plantains fried until crispy and golden, served with garlic sauce. [26 minutes]

  • Feast Day In Puerto Rico (#125)

    After this ritual of jumping into the ocean backwards, dishes include fried chicken and fritters. [26 minutes]

  • Pasteles (#126)

    The Puerto Rican equivalent of tamale that starts with a banana filling wrapped in banana leaves. [26 minutes]

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