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‘Queer Eye’ food dude Antoni Porowski is hosting quarantine-themed cooking lessons on Instagram

Morgan Olsen
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Morgan Olsen

If your last trip to the grocery store involved lots of empty shelves, you probably panic-grabbed whatever was left, which means your pantry is full of canned beans, tortilla chips, lasagna noodles and off-brand tofu. Queer Eye's resident food dude Antoni Porowski is here to help—or, at the very least, keep you entertained—with his new video series on Instagram, cleverly titled Quar Eye: Cooking Lessons in Quarantine.

"It dawned on me that I think a lot of people in the country—in the world—are actually going through this right now, where they go to the store and they can't find what they want," Porowski says at the beginning of the first episode, which has already garnered more than 1 million views. "But we're stuck at home, so we might as well be able to prepare good food that's good for us and makes us feel good."

In the series kickoff, veiwers will find Porowski whipping up a Keep Calm-lette, topped with black bean salsa made with "whatever was left at the grocery store." The second episode spotlights Zoodles with Meat S.O.S. that's loaded with spinach. Porowski also uses the platform to point folks to nonprofit Feeding America, which is providing relief efforts to underserved communities impacted by coronavirus.

Porowski is just one of many celebrities who are turning to virtual platforms to keep fans entertained during this time. John Legend, Chris Martin and Diplo are streaming home concerts, while Jennifer Garner is reading children's books to give parents a well-deserved break.

Now, if you'll excuse us, we have an omelette to flip in the kitchen.

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