3 Cookbooks for the Millennial in Your Life

First course.

Antoni: Let’s Do Dinner!

Antoni Porowski

The food and wine expert on the Netflix series Queer Eye offers 80 of his favorite workweek recipes. Each page of the colorful book is filled with kitchen photos, inspirational thoughts, Antoni at work, or images of the mouthwatering dishes. To make meal planning easy, at the beginning of the book Antoni recommends the ingredients to have on hand for making dishes quickly. And although the dishes sound fancy, the recipes—from Crispy Pork and Egg Rice Bowl to Coq au Riesling—really aren’t all that complex.  

A Cookbook for Millennials

Caleb Couturie

Caleb Couturie, a 20-something who learned how to cook on YouTube “and from my mom,” takes a comedic approach to the basics. Sure, you might learn how to roast a chicken or grill a steak along the way, but this book also aims to entertain. Lighthearted remarks are peppered throughout. The Cinnamon Roll French Toast recipe, for example, notes: “If you like sugar and napping at 11 a.m., this is the one for you.” Illustrations by Benj Zeller add to the whimsical tone, from sandwich spaceships spurting flames to a grinning steak on a balance beam.

Joshua Weissman: An Unapologetic Cookbook 

Joshua Weissman

With his New York Times #1 bestseller, the popular YouTube star injects his hallmark humor while instructing readers how to make more than 100 simple dishes. At times it’s pretty basic—how to fry an egg, for example. He ratchets it up a notch with a section on how to make staples from scratch (sauces, butters, broth) and another section on how to bake breads like sourdough, buttermilk biscuits and pretzels. Later he gets into how to incorporate both into meals, bringing it all together with dozens of full recipes.


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