Cat Cora is a mom, restaurant owner, former Iron Chef contestant and host of Around the World in 80 Plates. While she juggles everything, the busy chef still finds time to cook for her family, and even insists they get involved in making dinner. Cat is all about planning ahead and trying new dishes every week, but that's not all. While she avoids having certain foods at home, there are a few items she always has on hand.
Check out the slideshow above to learn Cat Cora's insider tips for cooking at home.