Last week, Freddie Prinze Jr., the star of some of our favorite 90s films, who also happens to be married to Sarah Michelle Gellar, the star of one of our favorite 90s TV shows, made lunch from his new cookbook, Back to the Kitchen—and invited us into the kitchen for a meal. While we ate some of the book’s highlights, like the fried Brussels sprouts that “go like popcorn” in his house, he whipped up a pizza and shared some great stories. Here are our favorite tidbits:
He’s “a culinary school dropout.” When he graduated high school, he was ready to start classes at Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, when his first acting gig came through. Instead of ending up in a professional kitchen, he ended up in Hollywood.
- How to Make Incredible Brussels Sprouts
- Fast Snacks from Star Chefs
- Actor Danny Trejo is Opening a Vegan-Friendly Taqueria
He almost made pancakes for Parker Posey. Prinze Jr. worked with Posey on one of the first films he ever did, and had a big time crush. Upon hearing her claim that the pancakes at the Chateau Marmot were “inedible”, Prinze Jr. set out to make her the most amazing batch she’d ever tasted. The final day of shooting, he got to set early and perfected the recipe (after a few burned batches—even stars get nervous!), only to realize that Posey had wrapped a few days earlier! Instead, he served them to Rachel Leigh Cook, who was also in the film, and who later costarred with him in She’s All That.