The star chats with PEOPLE about the breakfast staples he whips up in the kitchen

By Melody Chiu
May 12, 2017 06:24 PM
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After welcoming baby number two, Armie Hammer‘s been spending more time in the kitchen.

“My wife used to hands-down be the best in the kitchen, but with the two kids, I’ve been doing a lot of the cooking,” he shared with PEOPLE Wednesday night in Beverly Hills at Hennessy X.O’s on Ice event served to unveil its new 3-D printed ice bucket designed by Paul McClean. “I feel like if I haven’t passed her, I’m hot on her tail.”

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Hammer, 30, is usually the first to rise in his household, so “I always cook breakfast for everyone,” he said. “Some sort of omelette or egg dish for [my daughter] Harper and maybe French toast or pancakes.”

The actor and his wife Elizabeth Chambers Hammer, 34 — who have 2-year-old daughter, Harper, and 3-month-old son Ford — enjoy hosting and cooking for their friends at home. “I cover the meat department,” said Hammer, who mingled with photographer Gray Malin at the party.

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And though he knows his way around the kitchen, Hammer’s not immune to some cooking hiccups. “The first time I tried cooking lobster, I thought it’d be really fancy,” he recalled.

“I got back to the house and realized they were still alive! That turned into a whole thing and then I was unaware of the [cooking] times and they just ended up kind of gelatinous,” he continued. “You can eat uncooked scallop, but I wouldn’t eat uncooked lobster!”