Male Monday: Simon Howell in Brooklyn

This morning, we're in the Brooklyn kitchen of beanie babe Simon Howell. Get them hungry eyes ready, he's making us poached eggs with asparagus!

Name: Simon Howell

Dish: Poached eggs with asparagus and homemade almond milk latte

Hometown: Yorkshire, England

Current location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Day job: Creative artist and co-owner of alpaca wooly hat label, Lynn & Lawrence

Daily uniform: Stripes and Vans

I have a few: Surfboards and cats

In the kitchen, I swear by: My Waring Bender and stovetop espresso maker

The taste I couldn’t live without: Peanut butter

Hidden talents: Home improvements and surfboard ding repair

If my kitchen could talk, it would say: Cook more

Latest splurge: Car

Last place I traveled: Big Sur, California

Most romantic thing I’ve done for a girl: When I proposed to my fiancé Jessie in Big Sur on the beach as the sun set.

In life, what is most important to me is: Family

I get nervous when: We leave the cats behind

My top 5 meals:
1) Poached eggs on toast
2) Bangers and mash
3) Summer stir fry of bean sprouts, bok choy , tofu, scallions, ginger, and garlic on a nice bed of white rice. It’s very fresh and takes about 5 mins to make.
4) Homemade soups in the winter like vegetable, potato and leek, and my most recent red lentil, burghul, and mint soup.
5) Rockaway Taco in Far Rockaway

My motto: All ways look on the bright side of life