Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine: Daisy Martinez Cookbook Review and GiveAway

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Daisy Martinez Cookbook Review and GiveAway

I was really excited to receive a review copy of Daisy Martinez’s new cookbook: Daisy: Morning, Noon, and Night. Inspired by her travels throughout Latin American Daisy put together a collection of fairly easy, family style recipes all with a Latin flare. Since I tend to cook mostly Italian meals this is not a book I would intentionally have purchased. That being said I am extremely grateful to have had the chance to peruse the publication and try my hand at what is for me a new cuisine.

As the title suggests the book is uniquely broken down into recipes and menu ideas for particular times of day. Although some may find this to be annoying I thought it was very helpful. Her knowledge of Latino cuisine and which recipes go best together helped me to create some fabulous meals for my family and friends.

With such beautiful shots of the food on just about every page it was really hard deciding what to make. After much deliberating I decided to try the following recipes:

Faster Than Take Out Chicken in Green Sauce
String Beans with Rosemary
Stovetop Wrinkled Potatoes
Grill roasted Boneless Pork Shoulder
Asparagus with Brown Butter and Pecans

Everything was delicious and really very easy to recreate. One thing I did notice is that the recipes seemed to call for a lot of garlic and salt; two things which I feel can and should be used in moderation. Being a seasoned cook and knowing my palate I just adjusted the amounts to suit my taste. An easy fix.

I think this is a great starter book for someone looking to try their hands both at cooking and at the same time trying a new cuisine. It doesn’t require any over the top techniques or out of the ordinary ingredients and the recipes, at least that I tried, all produced solid food.

And now for the giveaway. I have 1 copy of Daisy: Morning, Noon, and Night that I would like to share with one lucky reader. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Monday, March 1, 2010 (midnight EST).

Or you can tweet this contest, linking back to this post, and also leaving me a comment letting me know.

Or you can facebook this contest, linking back to this post, and leaving me a comment. I will pick the winner by random, on Tuesday. Unfortunately, the book can only be shipped within the US.

Good Luck!

19 comments:

  1. I rarely cook Latin American cuisine either which is really weird cause I LOVE to eat it! This book sounds awesome, what a great giveaway!

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  2. Nice cookbook review. I did check out the link on amazon. Would enjoy adding this to my collection. Thanks for the offer!

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  3. Believe it or not, my oldest daughter prefers Latin foods over Italian.. I'm dumbfounded and at times at a loss for Latin menu items.. other than some tapas cook books I have. I'll have to check this cookbook out. Thanks for sharing it with us Theresa! :)

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  4. I always love watching Daisy on TV. She has such a presence in front of the camera and makes you feel like you're really with her in the kitchen. Everything she makes looks delicious.

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  5. I am not an experienced cook in the least bit so I appreciate that Daisy, with her knowledge, didn't go over the top with the recipes and techniques. I know I have seen cookbooks in the past that I instantly put down due to the complicated recipes. (The chicken and green sauce sounds delicous.)

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to be able to cook more authentic Latin Food.


    Chris

    zekks at yahoo dot com

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  7. I really enjoy Latin cuisine and would love this cookbook! Thank you!

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  8. Sounds like great recipes. Count me in!

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  9. I would love that book! I love my Latin food!

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  10. I posted a comment and then I got an error message. Arrgh. Hopefully, it won't duplicate. Once again-- thanks for visiting my blog, which led me to yours. We share similar philosophies on fast food. My definition is something I cook on my stove, in less than 30 minutes with real and local ingredients with a good measure of love and passion. I'll follow you on Facebook. Nice to meet you, and thank you for your kind words.

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  11. I'm always loving a new cook book! Sounds like a fab one, too ;)

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  12. this looks just wonderful thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I would love to try some of these kinds of recipes from that book. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  14. I thought of this contest all weekend and realized I hadn't left any contact information, make sure not to count this as a duplicate entry. Thanks,

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  15. Thank you so very much for your generous review! I hope you continue to enjoy the book for a long, long time!

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  16. Would love to win and immerse myself in this wonderful book that seems to have such an unbearable lightness of being!!

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  17. Latin food is a new frontier for me. One that I would love to explore.

    I cook alot of Italian too, and fresh and local is where it's at.

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