We need to talk about Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski and those… avocados.
Antoni is the “Food and Wine” guy on Netflix’s reboot of the early noughties makeover show.
He’s very attractive and he’s very handy with an avocado.
He also seems to have the dream job and a far easier gig than the rest of the Fab Five.
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Tan France has to take their scruffy, somewhat unenthusiastic, makeover subjects shopping for a whole new wardrobe. Jonathan Van Ness has to lob off all their hair and shave off their unruly beards with the human equivalent of a hedge trimmer.
Bobby Berk renovates their entire house in less time than it takes you to say ‘neutral colour palette’. Karamo Brown has to teach them about culture ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ and talk about their feelings.
And Antoni just has to place some raw ingredients on a plate.
After bingeing their way through the eight episode season, a few clever
avocados people have posed the question: Does Antoni actually know how to cook?
The short answer is… yes and no.
It all started with an in depth investigation by Patrick Lenton at Junkee who noted that Antoni’s food is “weirdly ordinary”.
The New Yorker’s Helen Rosner has also observed that “Antoni spends the show making recipes that verge on the remedial: grilled cheese, honey mustard, two-ingredient salads.”
And Twitter, of course, is so far down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories about Antoni’s cooking abilities that it may never come up for fresh air… or avocados.
Wow, thanks to Queer Eye’s Antoni for teaching me how to make this simple but elegant antipasto plate for when guests are coming over! pic.twitter.com/2TxOFB82gG
— Mitch Feltscheer (@mitchfel) February 14, 2018