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Daisy Martinez was working off-camera as a prep-kitchen chef for Lidia Bastianich’s Italian-American Kitchen when she was "discovered" by the producer and given her own PBS series Daisy Cooks! last spring. Here, the unbelievably energetic Martinez shares seven great Latin recipes—;the kind she might make for her own four kids.

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Hearts of palm are the long, white inner stem of the cabbage palm tree. They tend to be firm and a bit briny, like artichoke hearts. Our favorite jarred brand is Bonito Palmito (about $3 for 14 ounces).

Published November 2005
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