I Love My Kitchen Because: Brian Ray

As co-executive chef of New York City restaurant Buddakan, Brian Ray's workplace is a culinary playground: the sprawling kitchen is one of the city's biggest, with a larger footprint than some entire restaurants. At home it's a different story: the kitchen at his Brooklyn apartment is a compact space, with pint-sized appliances to match. Still, there's a lot to love. Here's what he has to say: