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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books (November 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 143919923X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439199237
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,500,616 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Harried cooks in need of ideas for holiday gatherings will appreciate Martinez's (Daisy: Morning, Noon and Night) latest Latin-themed collection of multi-course menus for gatherings of all sizes. With recipes grouped by event, a Thanksgiving buffet for 12 includes a Peruvian take on ceviche (skewers of red snapper marinated in lemon, lime and orange) and an achiote-rubbed roasted turkey with a chile-fruit mole; a Christmas Eve dinner for six includes Tamarind Margaritas and the challenging Arroz Con Pato, roasted duck served over a rich base of rice cooked in duck broth. Dishes like Caribbean Spring Rolls with chorizo and shrimp and a Potato, Fig, and Blue Cheese Quiche are keepers for any season or event, while others, like Lobster with Sherried-Shallot Béchamel and the very rich Coquito, a Puerto Rican version of eggnog, are probably best left as once-a-year treats. Preparation schedules provide timelines and detailed instructions for making items well in advance, and helpful photo guides give novices confidence. Entertainers looking for a twist on the classics or simply a new dish to bring to a holiday potluck will find plenty of flavorful ideas here.
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Review

"Daisy's authentic recipes are easy to make, easy to eat, and sure to please." --Rachael Ray

"Passion, tradition, flavor, and, most important, love--those are Daisy's main ingredients." --TED ALLEN, host of Chopped on the Food Network

More About the Author

In 2005 Daisy launched Daisy Cooks! on PBS, and her cookbook, Daisy Cooks! Latin Flavors that Will Rock Your World, which was an IACP nominee and 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.

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

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The recipes are clear and easy to follow.
Deborah B. Lawrence
Thank you, I also love this book, lots of ideas to share with my family and friends.
Bruny
Highly recommended, this is a must-have book for your own holiday library.
Grandma

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MCVS on November 7, 2010
Format: Paperback
Run, don't walk to buy this book! Daisy has done it again. I've already made several recipes and this book is the go to guide for the holidays. I have her previous two books and if you need a gift to find for a foodie I highly recommend getting all three for the holidays. Your foodie will thank you. The recipes are very easy to make and there are helpful menu options as well as a prep calendar so you don't have to be a slave to the stove. The book is very user friendly and the dishes are to die for! I've made two soups, a really delish sauce called manchamanteles, some outta sight stuffed wontons and did a practice run on cornish hens for a thanksgiving turkey. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Daisy Martinez and I'm looking forward to adding to my collection.
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One of the women that I've admired most in my life is my favorite aunt. I've always adored her for her blue-black hair that shone iridescent in the sun, her sense of humor and her ability to throw remarkable, sometimes huge parties almost effortlessly. She is the only woman I've ever known who could and often did spend the entire afternoon before a bash in the pool. Daisy's Holiday Cooking makes it clear that Daisy Martinez is another hostess that may come very close to that class and she makes no bones about sharing her secrets with us.

I first came across Daisy while flipping channels on the TV, putting on a family dinner for her husband and children, a dinner that featured a Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chile. Make no mistake - I love Latin food, I adore flourless chocolate cake and I am definitely a bit of a chile-head. Daisy's cake appears on page 36 of Daisy's Holiday Cooking: Delicious Latin Recipes for Effortless Entertaining and the one recipe is worth the price of the book alone, though I admit that I make this with ground hot New Mexico chile, not cayenne.

In Daisy's Holiday Cooking: Delicious Latin Recipes for Effortless Entertaining Daisy gives us menus & recipes for ten different occasions, ranging from a Soup & Sandwich Tree Trimming Party to elegant dinners. Most of her recipes are easy to do and few require hard-to-locate specialty ingredients. More than a few recipes are suitable for use year round.

The most valuable feature of the book, though, are Daisy's work plans.
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By Carol Cirricione on March 14, 2014
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Haven't tried all of the dishes, but do like the ones that I have tried--very easy reading and completing the dishes.
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I enjoyed reading this book , it's like her inviting you into her home . The coconut cake is delicious .
I made it for a birthday party and everyone loved it .
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By jessy on February 16, 2013
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I liked the recipes and her guidance. Very Practical for a busy woman, and i found her anecdotes very funny!`
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By Bruny on January 3, 2013
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Thank you, I also love this book, lots of ideas to share with my family
and friends. I really like it.
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Daisy's Holiday Cooking contains many recipies for those parties that you wish to throw with a Latin theme. The recipes are clear and easy to follow. In addition, she gives you many other tips for making the party a success. You cannot go wrong with this cookbook. It is a pleasure to read and to follow in making scrumptious dishes that you are eager to share with your friends.
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By Maria from Maine on December 3, 2010
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I don't know how she does it but Daisy keeps topping herself! I have all 3 of her books and they have become my bibles. I am constantly whipping them out to create the most fabulous dishes around. After sampling some of my food, all my family and friends have jumped on board the Daisy train....toot, toot! Love her!!!
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