Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski lands cookbook deal: Exclusive
Who’s ready for more of Antoni Porowski in the kitchen?
EW can exclusively announce that the Queer Eye breakout has signed a deal with Rux Martin of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for his first cookbook, consisting of 100 recipes, that will be published in the spring of next year. According to HMH, Porowski will continue to promote the simple, healthy, visually appealing fare that marked his culinary approach on the Netflix reboot.
“I could not be more thrilled to be writing about the recipes I love and think are essential to any novice home cook, professional, and somewhere in between,” Porowski said in a statement. “I’m also truly honored to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: the talented and passionate Rux Martin, for whom I have such tremendous respect. We immediately bonded on the importance of hors-d’oeuvres and our mutual love for Vermont, and I can’t wait to publish this book and share my personal recipes with the world.”
“Antoni has an appealing vulnerability that helps him connect instantly with newbies in the kitchen,” Martin added. “But his recipes are so stylish and contemporary that they pull in sophisticates too. I was drawn to their blend of European classical approach and American accessibility.”
The Polish-Canadian Porowski currently stars as one of the “Fab Five” on Queer Eye, for which a second season has already been ordered. His culinary background includes working for Chopped host Ted Allen, the original food and wine expert on Queer Eye, and scoring raves from publications including Bon Appétit and Food & Wine. He’s instantly emerged as one of the new Queer Eye‘s most popular (even controversial) faces, since the series’ premiere in early February.
Porowski’s untitled cookbook will be published in 2019.