Who cooks and eats here: Ed Cotton, Executive Chef at Sotto 13 in New York, Top Chef Season 7 runner-up, and former sous chef for Cat Cora on Iron Chef America
Where: Long Island City, Queens, New York
Ed Cotton, the Executive Chef at Sotto 13 in New York, has worked alongside Daniel Boulud at db Bistro Moderne, Laurent Tourondel at BLT Market in the Ritz Carlton, and Cat Cora on Iron Chef America. You may know him as the runner-up on Top Chef season 7. (Think back to 2010's stolen pea pureé.)
We're always curious to see how chefs cook at home, so when we visited Ed in his home kitchen, we were looking for tips, ideas, and anything surprising or mildly scandalous. (After needing to be so clean and organized in his restaurant, would Ed turn out to be a messy cook at home? Nope — he's still neat and clean!) But while Ed may not have had any skeletons hiding in his closet, he did have something hiding in his oven...