Antoni Porowski knows that food “fads come and go” better than anyone.
Aside from being the Fab Five food and wine expert on Queer Eye, the 35-year-old is a restaurateur (he owns the Greenwich Village–based Village Den), a soon-to-be cookbook author and, as I learned from sitting down with him, a venerable cheese expert.
So, when asked what food trends he’s shipping and which he thinks we’re better off without, Porowski had some thoughts.
“I don’t follow trends too much…but cauliflower rice was one that sort of came about and I didn’t really get it, so I stayed away from it. I was like, ‘Don’t call it rice because it’s not rice.’ And I love rice. But it’s really delicious and, I think, here to stay,” he told PureWow during an event for his partnership with Boursin Cheese.
So, as far as side dishes go, no cauliflower rice. Noted. But when it comes to a certain food trend he can’t get on board with, Porowski is even more impassioned.
“I don’t like it when people put fake food coloring into food and everything is rainbow color. Use carrot juice or beet juice or something really bright and vibrant that’s not fake,” he argued. “It just makes me uncomfortable. When I see bread with a rainbow color, it seems unnecessary and makes me feel a certain way—except cake or cupcakes. Those get a free pass.”
We couldn’t be more aligned, Antoni. Now speaking of cake…