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
See His Kitchen: Chef Ed Cotton's Comfortable Queens Kitchen
Yesterday we visited Chef Ed Cotton at home in his Queens, New York kitchen, where we learned about his love for his vintage cast iron skillet (it belonged to his grandmother) and the spices he always keeps on hand (La Boîte Blue Grass Blend, which he puts on pizza).
But when we opened Ed's oven, we got a bit of a surprise: pots and pans everywhere! Yes, it turns out this pro chef stores his cookware in his oven, and he's not apologizing for it one bit.