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Antoni in the Kitchen

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  2,116 ratings  ·  251 reviews
Antoni Porowski, the food and wine guru on Netflix's sensation Queer Eye, meets people where they live—literally. With appealing vulnerability, he shows cooks of all levels how to become more confident and casual in the kitchen. The verve and naturalness of his approach earned raves from Food & Wine and Bon Appétit to GQ and the New York Times, which noted his dishes prove ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 9th 2019 by Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Rachel Reads Ravenously
Is this a cookbook or a thirst trap??

I’m not rating the cookbook. I flipped through it, and there was honestly maybe one recipe I could see myself making. But I kind of figured based on what Antoni cooks on Queer Eye never seems super appealing to me. But I think lots of people will love this cookbook.

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[12/10/19] - Congratulations, Antoni Porowski, on winning the 2019 Goodreads Choice Award for Cookbooks!


i have it. now, i can stare at pictures of him in a not at all creepy way (just kidding it will very creepy)


He's a cook and he's hot

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Jan 01, 2020 rated it did not like it
Bizarre. Very bizarre.

I don't really know who this guy is but I felt deeply uncomfortable by the 47 photos of him included in this cookbook featuring absolutely zero food but only him gazing longingly into the camera.

After finishing this, I reread the blurb hoping to assuage my confusion. I'm more confused. Casual? Half of these recipes call for artisan cheeses or other ingredients I can easily attain now that I live in a large city but let me tell you boy if I asked for Emmenthaler in my small
Dash fan
Antoni in the Kitchen is a delicious cookbook that combines scrumptious recipes, modern twists, with a Heartwarming look into Antoni's life and his inspiration.

I loved the his top ten culinary Mantras. They are fun and do able lil tips. But most importantly don't bit too much pressure on cooking it should be fun.

I loved the chapter names.

Apps and Snacks
Green Veg and other sides
Soups and stews
Peas and rice
Weeknight healthyish

A few examples of recipes
* slow roasted garlic
* radish in
Dec 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-nf, nonfiction
Will I make anything in this photoshoot of Antoni being hot in kitchens? I will not. But I sure enjoyed flipping through it.
Dec 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, cookbooks
*74 Recipes Completed: Individual Recipe Ratings Below*

My husband and I dearly wanted to like this cookbook, but unfortunately I can't say that we did - which is a real struggle when you dedicate a full year to cooking the majority of recipes from a single cookbook. Ouch!

In my opinion this was an average to below average cookbook. Antoni has a tendency to focus on very bright flavors that I feel are generally uncommon in American cuisine (enter: lemon/lime and anise accompanied w/almond and dat
Beth Polebaum
Oct 05, 2019 rated it liked it
There are some good recipes in this book. (Try the turkey keftes!) I would have preferred more pics of the food and fewer of Antoni, cute as he is, lol.
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit I don't know Antoni Porowski and I've never watched Queer Eye (I've heard of it though). So this isn't a fan review. I wanted to read this book because the recipes sounded interesting and different. Boy was I not disappointed!

The design of the book is beautiful, the photographs, fonts, etc, everything works perfectly in harmony. The recipes are original, varied and sound delicious. I would call them healthy but hearty, which is what I love. There are some cool tips and ideas as w
Carol -  Reading Writing and Riesling
A great read - Antoni shares with the reader memoirs from his childhood; family meal times and shares recipes that you will love. The best thing about the recipes is that the ingredient list is very specific - instead of saying a juice one lemon (this is one of my biggest gripes about some cook books - I grow citrus, the size of the fruit varies so much, so when a recipe calls for the juice of a lime or lemon or orange for example - what size are we talking? Antoni provides an actual measurement ...more
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Antoni in the Kitchen by Antoni Porowski is a cookbook that is unlike any other that I have read. The recipes are fresh and fun, while the images and commentary will satisfy fans of the Netflix series, Queer Eye. It is an easy to follow book that contains a multitude of ideas for home chefs.

One of my favourite TV personalities, Antoni Porowski, has created the ultimate book for his fans. Even if cooking isn’t quite your thing, the cookbook has so many gorgeous imag
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
I don't usually read all the way through cookbooks, but I did this time. I mean, I didn't read the full recipe every single time - especially meat ones, since I wouldn't make those - but I read all of the recipe intros and all of Antoni's little cooking tips. Interesting, useful, and often cute and fun. I enjoyed it - and look forward to making some of the recipes! I'll try to remember to update my review once I've done so and can comment on how they turned out. ...more
Z. Yasemin
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My 2020 kitchen game was changed with this book! not only I got to try some delicous food but it also encouraged me to do more cooking and be more adventurous in doing so!
Miss Susan
Oct 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
food photographs are super pretty but there's not a lot here i'd actually cook -- i think i snapped photos of maybe half a dozen recipes? also my man antoni does a lot more entertaining than i do, god as my witness, i do not and will not spend time making pretty appetizers the way he does, at most i'll do a side salad + dessert if i have company over

(on my own the dessert stays but otherwise, i don't believe in sides, when there's a salad on my table it's hearty enough to be a whole meal)

i was e
Sarah H
Dec 03, 2019 rated it liked it
I don't even know how to rate a cookbook...I made a bunch of the recipes. The pizza rice bundt cake thing was a big hit at Friendsgiving. There were as many pictures of Antoni as there were of food. The foreward talked about his personal history with food, but I thought it could have been much more personal. But this is a cookbook, not a memoir. ...more
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I made some delicious recipes from this book! I like that Antoni stayed true to who he is as a cook & what he is interested in food wise.
The book also has beautiful images.
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
When I first got the book, I was very ready to give this a 3 although I love Antoni & Queer Eye, etc.. However, after I finished reading the book, it was very hard not to give it more. To give it any less would be so unfair. Yes, the recipes aren't fucking extraordinary/weird in the super cool ways like Adria or Redzepi, but there is so much effort and love put into this book (read it then you'll know what I mean; like fucking heart emojis coming at you). The book feels like the warmth of a comf ...more
Karrie Wagner
Nov 06, 2019 rated it liked it
A picture book of Antoni in the kitchen or recipes from Antoni in the kitchen? Still out for debate. Thankfully Antoni is as delicious as his recipes so either way I'm thankful to have a copy in my kitchen. ...more
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sachbuch
I feel like I should only mark this read after having tried out every single recipe, but I want to share the joy. So. Much. Great. Food. Omnomnoms
Heather Hill
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Anything with a recipe for poutine is A++ in my book.
Rebecca Ann
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-cooking, adult
Swordfish is not paired-down, Antoni! I'm straight up only going to make this grilled cheese recipe because my version of paired down is a pack of ramen with frozen vegetables, but I was just here for the pictures of food and the fashion-model catalog of Antoni in different outfits. ...more
my bookworm life
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was very kindly sent a copy of this book from the publishers via Instagram, all views are my own.

This is one of the best, if not the best, cookbooks that i own! , it has a bit of everything and it put together brilliantly! , the recipes look delicious and are so easy to follow too. It has a wide range of dishes to choose from, covering appetisers, snacks, pasta dishes, meat dishes, vegetable sides and bakes. I have made a few things from this book and found each one very easy to follow the rec
Dec 10, 2019 rated it liked it
I got this book from the library a little before Thanksgiving and thought I might try a recipe to incorporate, but I didn't end up trying any of the recipes. The book starts with a short memoir-like introduction from Antoni and then a billion pictures of him, so many photos of him it's quite amusing. Since I'm vegan there weren't that many recipes that started out vegan, but I am usually fine adapting, there were a few I would have tried. I liked how he incorporates his polish roots and culture ...more
Sep 03, 2020 rated it liked it
I have no idea who this guy is. The bio is interesting but it’s a bit too much IMO since I’m not flipping through to get to know his life story. I’m looking for recipes.
I didn’t try any. They range from recipes I can do with my eyes closed and a pinch of creativity (ahem, fancy grilled cheese) to recipes I would order in a restaurant instead of making because they fancy and time consuming to make.
The appetizer section was the most inspiring.
I will try the watermelon halloumi combo (been lovin
Sep 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: cook-books
I think I’d eat most everything in this book though I don’t expect to actually make any of the recipes.
Claire Hong
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
He's so hot oh my ...more
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, 5-stars, cookbooks
This is actually one of the best cookbooks I've read. Which brings me to question: can you really read a cookbook? Does it count? It's a book and I read it, but also I feel like it doesn't count. Anyway, this one was very good. And although my cookbook-reading history isn't extensive, I still think that means something. This is exactly what I expected of Antoni, and it's great. Sometimes I feel like cookbooks are too far out of reach for people just getting into cooking, but this one doesn't do ...more
Rachael Callahan
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My sister got this book for me as a gift, and it quickly became one of my favorite cookbooks. It does feature many unnecessary pictures of the Queer Eye star, but I personally don't mind (he's nice to look at *shrug*). Antoni focuses on using high quality and fresh ingredients; as a result ingredients lists can be lengthy, but the resulting meals are delicious.

Recipes tried (so far):
1. Easy Bastardized Ramen - One of the few recipes in the book that didn't turn out great for me. I had a hard ti
Isabelle | Nine Tale Vixen
Okay, it does feel a bit iffy to mark a cookbook as "read" when I have yet to try any of the recipes, but I did read it cover to cover and make note of several recipes to test out at some point. (Yes, cooking and baking more is one of my New Year's resolutions, such as they are; how did you guess?) Though I was a bit disappointed that like 80% of the recipes involve significant amounts of cheese — I love cheese as much as the next person but I am also lactose intolerant, and still on the hunt fo ...more
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Many people claim that Antoni does nothing on the Queer Eye show, and while I was definitely defending his wealth of knowledge before, reading his first cookbook confirms his skill and eye for flavors. I appreciate his emphasis on simple recipes with high quality ingredients, especially his defense of frozen peas. I loved reading the hearty, nostalgic recipes he included from his family as well. Overall a fun and visually stunning read! Some of the writing didn't feel super genuine to his voice ...more
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Am I allowed to say I read a cookbook? Because I really like this cookbook. It's super pretty, Antoni has great tidbits with each recipe and I feel comfortable trying at least a couple of these recipes. My one complaint is that he'll say something like "this was a very affordable dish I made as a broke college student" and then one of the ingredients will be something a regular college student 100% wouldn't be able to buy at, like, a Wal-Mart or Target or whatever. It's still an absolutely gorge ...more
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Antoni Porowski is a Polish-Canadian Emmy award winning reality tv personality, actor, chef and model. He is known for his role as the food and wine expert in the Netflix series Queer Eye.

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