July 29, 2013
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