Star Kitchen: Dean McDermott and Tori Spelling

Dean McDermott and Tori Spelling enjoy family time, and a little competition, in their home kitchen.

Photo By: Dave Lauridsen ©2012

Dean and Tori's Kitchen

Husband-and-wife actors Dean McDermott and Tori Spelling are partners in all sorts of ventures—two TV shows, an antiques store and, most of all, their four children. But here in their Westlake Village, Calif., kitchen, they aren't always on the same page. "Cooking with Dean is ... interesting," Tori says about her hyperorganized husband. "If he tells me I'm holding the knife wrong one more time, I swear!" But Dean, a onetime line cook and now a contestant on the second season of Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, says the problem is actually Tori. "She's the Tasmanian Devil," he says. "When she's done, there's stuff all over the place."

Idea Board

Dean doesn't like keeping recipe notes in a notebook, so he posts a big piece of paper on the refrigerator. "Chopped is a great source of inspiration for me," he says.

Copper Cookware

Dean has always loved copper pots, so Tori bought him a vintage Mauviel set at a flea market for their anniversary. He keeps the pots hanging here with his others.

Recycled Seats

Tori's barstools are made from recycled plastic and woven by tribal craftsmen in Central India. She found them on

Backyard Barn

When their 5-year-old son, Liam, declared that he hated eggs, Tori and Dean got chickens (named Elizabeth Taylor and Coco). They hoped that if Liam helped collect the eggs, he'd start eating them. They were wrong.

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Dean McDermott

Dean McDermott, actor, television personality and Gourmet Dad, opened his home to America during the six seasons of the hit show Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, along with wife Tori Spelling. Born and raised in Toronto, Dean is the winner of Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, Season 2 and recently returned to his hometown to host the highly anticipated Food Network Canada series Chopped Canada. A self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie, the father of five is an avid adventurer and a mixed martial arts enthusiast. He also races motorcycles and is a phenomenal cook and a master DIYer. He appears regularly on a variety of daytime talk and entertainment shows, is a regular contributor to and is concentrating on growing his Gourmet Dad brand as he continues his culinary arts studies at the Art Institute of California's Culinary School. Dean shares his experiences and knowledge on his website, From family and relationships to projects and hobbies, the site serves as a pit stop for dudes and dads of any age who want to talk shop about man-of-the-house stuff. Dean recently finished production on Tori & Dean: Cabin Fever, a series that follows Tori and Dean and their kids while they renovate an Ontario lakeside cottage into their dream vacation home. As a modern-day renaissance father, Dean keeps family, food and fun his primary focus. Dean is currently working on his first cookbook, which will be released in 2014. Find Dean on Twitter, @Deanracer, and Facebook, DeanMcDermott007.

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