Review: Antoni: Let’s Do Dinner by Antoni Porowski

Review: Antoni: Let's Do Dinner by Antoni Porowski

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Antoni: Let’s Do Dinner by Antoni Porowski is a gorgeous cookbook that will satisfy fans of the Queer Eye star and those looking for meal inspiration. While the book is marketed as a weeknight dinner collection of recipes, many of these are a bit more involved and require specialty ingredients. If you enjoy a beautiful recipe book with some interesting takes on old classics, this is a book to check out.

Review: Antoni: Let’s Do Dinner by Antoni PorowskiTitle: Antoni: Let's Do Dinner
Author: Antoni Porowski
Also by this author: Antoni in the Kitchen
Publisher: Mariner Books
Genres: Cookbook, Lifestyle
Publication Date: September 14, 2021
Rating: five-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Antoni Porowski shares 80 of his favorite weeknight recipes to help fans make it from Monday to Friday in one piece. Antoni's personal philosophy is to keep his cooking simple and healthy during the week so he can indulge on the weekends—but while the recipes in this book are wholesome, they don't skimp on comfort or flavor. Fans of Antoni's deliciously straightforward dishes will not be disappointed with his fresh take on weeknight meals.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: Antoni: Let’s Do Dinner by Antoni Porowski

If you are familiar with Antoni’s first cookbook, Antoni in the Kitchen, this is quite similar to that one. It has an eclectic and diverse collection of recipes with lots of gorgeous images of food (and Antoni,) and little personal stories that accompany the recipes. Also, the recipes have varying degrees of difficulty with some of them definitely requiring a little bit more skill than others, so might not be suitable as a weeknight dish. There is a collection at the beginning of the book that Antoni calls “fast favourites,” however, so if quick meals are of interest to you, there are a few in the book.

❀ Interesting Recipes

For those that are willing to spend a little bit more money and time on a meal, these are very interesting recipes. They are ones that are well known, but there is a signature Antoni ingredient in all of them that really adds excitement to the recipe. The instructions are straightforward and the layout of the book is easy to use. The beginning of the book has a list of essential ingredients that is useful and will make creating the recipes a lot easier.

❀ Contents: Antoni: Let’s Do Dinner

  • Salad, But Make it Dinner
  • Veggie Nights
  • Break an Egg
  • Sandwiches & Their Cousins
  • Carb Comas
  • Swim Team
  • Winner, Winner Chicken (& Turkey) Dinners
  • We Meat Again
  • Cold & Rainy Nights
  • Snacks & Sides

I have bookmarked quite a few of the recipes and really love the salad and eggs for dinner recipes the most. The Spinach Salad with Crispy Chicken, Mushrooms, & Fried Eggs looks amazing, as does the Masala Spinach Omelette. This is a perfect cookbook for a collector and anyone who is a fan of Antoni.

About Antoni Porowski

Antoni Porowski

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.


About Lori

Avid reader. Contributor to The Candid Cover. Educator.

15 thoughts on “Review: Antoni: Let’s Do Dinner by Antoni Porowski

  1. Thomas Gibson says:

    This looks like a good cook book for myself as I am always looking to impress anyone who will dare to try my cuisine.

  2. Angela says:

    A recipe that has one expensive/specialty ingredient usually makes me a little nervous, but I like that this includes some “fast favorites”!

  3. Sophie says:

    I certainly agree that he seems easy on the eye LOL I am always looking for easy to do recipe for the weeknights so it seems that not all would apply here.

  4. Kat Impossible says:

    I’m actually planning on stocking up on cookbooks now that I’m living in my own apartment, so this is review comes at a great time. I already own everything by Stanley Tucci, who’s an actor I adore, but maybe I should add some Antoni too!
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