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debby_holiday1Debby Holiday rules the dance floors and rocks the billboards. Her music is delicious, driven and delightful. Her style thrives and inspires. DIO! was lucky enough to get time with her for a recent lunch and Debby delivered the goods.

Debby Holiday lit up dance music with her #5 Billboard summer anthem  Dive in 2004. Holiday followed the smash hit “Dive” with her power ballad “Half A Mile Away”, which shot into the Billboard Top 10, along with Debby’s follow-up dance hit “Bring It On”.

All of Debby’s subsequent dance singles broke into the Billboard Top 20 including, “Piece of My Love” & “Surrender Me” (with the incredible Tony Moran), “Joyful Sound“, featured in the hit show Sordid Lives: The Series, from writer/director/producer Del Shores, starring Olivia Newton John.

Growing up in Los Angeles, Debby was exposed to many forms of music to encourage her expression. Her father Jimmy Holiday topped the charts with several of his own singles before co-writing smash hits like “Understanding” for Ray Charles and “Put A Little Love In Your Heart” for Jackie De Shannon. Debby’s ears were full of tremendous music to inspire her varied, passionate sound.

In 2012, Debby hit the Billboard Charts twice. Never Give Up with the amazing San Francisco based DJ Phil B soared to #9 in May of 2012.

Debby’s next single, Key To Your Soul (co-written with DJ John LePage & Jeff Fedak) hit #21 & includes an anti-bullying themed video for the song (directed by Del Shores).

Debby recently completed a staring role in the new film Blues For Willadean written by the award winning, Del Shores & co-starring Beth Grant, Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer from The Help.

Her latest single “I Like You” with Grammy Winning Producer/Dj Tony Moran is currently #8 on the Billboard Dance Charts.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym3hqjfyzxA

Finishing touches are being done to Debby’s Double Album ‘Free2B’ (half rock/half dance), which is allowing her to fully embrace her two musical sides.

‘Free2B’ is due out Feb 2015

Debby was a joy to have in the kitchen and we welcome having her back soon!

ps our naan recipe she made for “Down & Delhi” will be shared today!!!

Lyrical lunch.

Lyrical lunch.

Miss Mary Hatch Hatch Hatch.

It’s not meant to be annoying, it’s meant to be delicious.

Lil' Wrathscallion

Lil’ Wrathscallion

Welcome to full swing Hatch chile season, got fire? This weekend we had blazed up bunch of beautiful chiles from Melissa’s Produce and had a moment of clarity; Hatch Bloody Marys!! Put that pepper in a glass all it’s own.

Use that pepper in the cocktail that drinks like a meal. The recipe came fast –

Miss Mary Hatch Hatch Hatch

1 T granulated sugar

1 T fresh ground pepper

1 T kosher salt

1 medium shallot chopped

1/2 cup roasted Hatch chiles (peeled & seeded)

1 T Worstershire 

2 T Sriracha 

The lady in red, don't keep her waiting.

The lady in red, don’t keep her waiting.

1 48 oz. vessel of V-8

Hurl all ingredients into blender with love. Blend to a nice consistency and serve with favorite spirit; vodka, tequila, gin, The Ghost Of Christmas Past. Serve over ice and garnish with your favorite bloody garni. Trends include, lemon, lime, pickled green beans, shrimp cocktails, olives, stuffed olives, hatch chiles, the kitchen sink, rosemary sprigs, cucumbers, celery, bacon, an odd bedroom slipper, caper berries, joy, baby carrots, marinated mushroom. Be creative! Be daring! Be peppery! B, is for Bloody Mary.