Pastry chef Carla Corona's home kitchen
Carla Corona, pastry chef at M Street Kitchen in Santa Monica, and Patrick Costa, chef at the Stella Rossa Pizza Bar next door, rented their Venice apartment in May, sight unseen. To highfalutin minds, their kitchen might seem ordinary. But to these California newcomers, these 100 square feet and a door opening onto a sunny patio are part of what make their new home "magical."
Image 1 of 7
Pastry chef Carla Corona's home kitchen( Christina House / For the Los Angeles Times )
By Mary MacVean
When pastry chef Carla Corona says she loves her kitchen because it's so big -- big enough to move around in -- her perspective is essential. "This kitchen is the size of our whole apartment in Chicago," she says.