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UPDATE: This story was originally published on May 30.
Getting fancy in the kitchen is more than intimidating — especially for those of us with tiny, unequipped, New York apartments. But we're saying no to another night of Chinese take-out. One scroll through our favorite food blogs shows us exactly what our taste buds are missing, so we decided to break out of our chef-shells and give cooking a try. For help, we turned to one of our favorite womenswear designers, Peter Som, who happens to moonlight as an expert chef. (Don't believe us? Just check out his mouth-watering Pinterest boards!).
We took over his dreamy West Village kitchen to watch and learn as he prepped three delicious (and healthy) summer dishes. Not only are we sharing his excellent recipes, but we got the scoop on everything you need to know for your Martha-Stewart makeover, from how to stock your shelves, to the secrets behind a Page Six-worthy dinner party. Read on to get the, ahem, dish. We hope you're hungry!
Photographed by Janelle Jones