EyeSwoon

Peter Som Part 2 mainIn the days leading up to my cooking shoot with Peter Som, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed about the choices and next steps for the growth of Eye-Swoon.

But leaving Peter’s kitchen and home, I felt more at peace. I was filled with insane joy and clarity. I was high on food and connectivity—exactly what Eye-Swoon is about. Food can do many things, most importantly, keeping us alive and nourished, but it is also the greatest connector of humanity. And creating, gathering, coming together with other tastemakers, designers, food lovers; laughing, feeling inspired, experiencing visceral joy with those who share your passions: this is the sweet spot of eyeswoon.

I made a new friend last week in Peter’s kitchen. I know that we will cook, create, and eat together again. We discovered so many commonalities. We both love to read cookbooks just for fun. We love to bake. We use the same knives. We are both people pleasers who entertain with food. We also both love women’s fashion, contemporary art, and interior design, walking the line between classic modernist and eclectic. We even both shared my husband’s dance floor at one time. But most of all, we both gain a ridiculous amount of joy from cooking, and laughing along the way!

Peter taught me a couple of tried and true kitchen tricks, the most valuable, perhaps, being his hanging a kitchen towel — something a cook is always looking for—through his belt loop. Brilliant, really! That of course led to some silly towel twirling, giggling, and cracking of jokes. Imagine two kooks essentially making kitchen towels dance!

Peter reminded me that food, and the creation of a swoon-able meal, are valuable human connectors. I was surprised when he shared that he was also nervous to cook with me. We really are all the same, no matter who we are or what we have achieved, aren’t we?

Photography by Winnie Au  Shared here on HarpersBazaar.com

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Bamboo Cutlery

Bamboo Cutlery

Boston Goblet

Boston Goblet

Tartine Bread Cookbook

Tartine Bread Cookbook

Liore Manne Zebra Pillow

Liore Manne Zebra Pillow

Peter Som Striped Maxi Dress

Peter Som Striped Maxi Dress

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