The Daily Dish

Brandi Glanville: I Got Dumped Via Email

Top Chef's Dale Talde Is Engaged!

Watch Gia Giudice's 'Season of Joy' Music Video

Gigi Hadid Gets Into Holiday Spirit With Taylor Swift!

Gag Award Poll: Rihanna, Julia, or Nicole

Sonja Morgan Is Launching a New Fashion Line

Gifts by Bravo: the Naughty List Edition

Is the Manzo-Laurita Feud Over?

The Countess on Will and Kate's NYC Itinerary

Porsha Williams Is Coming to 'WWHL'

Was Vicki Gunvalson Forced to Film With Brooks Ayers?

Brandi Glanville Parties With the 'RHONY' Gals

Teresa Giudice Visits NeNe Leakes On Broadway!

Richard Blais: Padma Makes Me 'Uncomfortable'

Aviva Drescher Is Off to 'Marriage Boot Camp'

Lisa Rinna's Most Notorious TV Roles

Whatever Happened to Faye Resnick?

Kenya Moore: My Secrets for Handling the Spotlight

How to Throw the Best Holiday Party

NeNe Leakes Debuts Amazing New T-Shirt Line

See Teresa Giudice's New Cooking Demo

Kyle Richards: How I Keep Portia Grounded

Lisa Dishes On Hanging with Jennifer Lawrence

Watch Brandi and Kenya Creampie Each Other!

Lisa Edelstein's Life as an '80s Celebutante Revealed!

Listen to Gia Giudice's New Holiday Single!

'RHONY' Hits Miami for Art Basel!

What's Up With Brandi Glanville's Wine Line?

Andy Cohen: Michelle Obama Would Make 'Fascinating' Reality TV

Joanna Krupa: Why I Decided to Freeze My Eggs

Patti Stanger: How to Hook Up at Holiday Parties

Brad Goreski Is Engaged!

Lisa Vanderpump Named Grand Marshall of Palm Springs Festival

Todd and Kandi Say Goodbye To Mother Sharon

NeNe Leakes Launches New Talk Show

Gail Simmons: What to Cook for the Holidays

Peter Thomas Is Opening Up a Coffee Shop

Yolanda Foster: I Still Spend Most of My Days in Bed

Shop by Bravo: Hot Gifts to Get Now!

Gag Award Poll: Gabrielle, Kourtney or Emily?

Fabio Viviani Shows Off His Old (and New!) Kitchens

Exclusive: tour the 'Top Chef' Fan Favorite's cramped space—and a new, state-of-the-art one.

Most chefs would be content to have one kitchen at home—not Fabio Viviani.

In the latest episode of Bravotv.com's digital series In My Kitchen, the Top Chef Season 5 Fan Favorite is opening up his California home to show off his personal kitchen, his professional cooking lab—and the amazing, state-of-the-art culinary arena of his new house. (He's also got a home in Chicago, where he splits his time.)

Over the years, the New York Times bestselling author has used these spaces to launch his empire: a wine line, lifestyle magazine, and restaurants like Mercato in Chicago and San Diego, Siena Tavern in Chicago and Miami, and Cafe Firenze in Moorpark, Calif. And as his career has grown, so have his aspirations to make his kitchens bigger and better. He's currently in the process of moving to a new home that will feature a tricked out space complete with a six-burner stove ("It's got jet-engine power!" he says), spacious bar, and Italian granite countertops. "I've been working on this house for over a year," he adds. "It's an entertainment kitchen and my wife picked out [almost] everything."

But there are certain elements of his kitchens that are uniquely Fabio: an espresso machine, stainless steel mixing bowls, and sturdy cookware. "I bang the crap out of it," he says of his pots. Perhaps none of those tools are as essential as a wooden spoon, which he says his grandmother always used to cook—and to discipline.

"I used to get spanked with it," he says. "My grandma is like a freakin' Marine sniper. Thirty-feet away—she could hit me with a wooden spoon. I'd always get hit in the head. I'm just an old-school guy in a modern world."

Go inside other Top Chef Cheftestant's kitchens in the playlist below.