MICHAEL WHITE - EXEC CHEF/FOUNDER, ALTAMAREA GROUP (NEW YORK, NY)
"I often make pad Thai at home, or anything with Sriracha -- a favorite of mine. In my kitchen, there’s always mortadella, canned Italian tuna in olive oil, whole wheat bread, Hellman's mayo, tomatoes, Greek yogurt, and Diet Pepsi.
"If I’m home and cooking on the weekend, it's usually with my daughter Francesca: ideally, grilling burgers or dry-aged steaks on the deck, or making pizzas.
"On lazy weekend mornings, I sometimes get a Dutch apple pancake together in a cast iron skillet: sautéed apple slices with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a bit of water to cook it down. Then I pour over fresh pancake batter and finish the whole thing in the oven to bake. Eat it immediately, with a scoop of whole milk Greek yogurt.
"When it comes to a late night after a long service at the restaurants, I usually make a grilled mortadella sandwich with melted cheese, Dijon mustard, a smear of mayo, and some arugula. For last-minute dinner guests, handmade pasta usually is easiest -- with a sausage ragu or pancetta cream and peas, depending on the season."