Celebrity Chef Portrait for Magazine Editorial
Daisy Martinez was born to mainland Puerto Rican parents in Brooklyn, New York, where she lived at her grandmother's house until she was almost five years old. Her extended family includes relatives from Central America, Spain, and other parts of the Spanish-speaking world. Growing up in the household of her "abuela" inspired Daisy, even as a young girl, to the joys that could be unraveled in the kitchen. Between her grandmother, Valentina, and her mother, Conchita, Daisy learned firsthand how the kitchen is-easily-the happiest room in the household. Those days were filled with love, family, and delicious food, three things that, for Daisy, are intimately entwined.