Who cooks and eats here: Peter Hoffman, his wife Susan, and their teenage daughter
Where: West Village, New York
Rent or Own? Own
Decades before most people had ever heard the term "farm to table," chef Peter Hoffman was shopping at New York's farmers markets and biking its fresh produce back to to his restaurants, Savoy (now closed) and Back Forty/Back Forty West. He and his wife, Susan (a very talented potter, as well as maker of many of the crafted elements in Peter's restaurants) have lived in a storefront apartment in Manhattan for 14 years. Their kitchen isn't fancy, but it's functional, lively, and overflowing with all the wonderful mess of things you'd need for a life of cooking and entertaining.