- INSIDER interviewed former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar after an event with Capitol One's new Savor rewards credit card.
- Gellar, who wrote a cookbook, talked about how her and her culinary school-trained husband, Freddie Prinze Jr., use cooking to keep the romance in their 15-year marriage alive.
- She also divulged that her kids are obsessed with quinoa and that she has trained them to try new foods.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. are the Hollywood "it" couple of the '90s, and they attribute the success of their 15-year marriage to the kitchen.
We spoke with the former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star, who published her cookbook "Stirring Up Fun with Food" in April of this year. Surprisingly, she was not always a culinary queen. She actually learned a lot from her husband, "She's All That" star, Freddie Prinze Jr., who graduated from culinary school.
"I grew up in New York City, so the only thing I knew how to make was reservations," Gellar quipped. "When I got married, I never needed to cook, and was always plenty happy to sip wine while he cooked! But I realized I was missing out on the greater experience of it all."
It turns out that once Gellar got the hang of cooking, she and Prinze made a formidable pair in the kitchen.
"Usually we split the meals 50/50," she said. "We joke that Freddie does the [savory part] and I make the dessert. Of course, I cook some mean meals too, but I don't like to trot on his territory."
In her household, Gellar is strict about trying foods, especially when it comes to raising her kids, Charlotte, 8, and Rocky, 5. She even has them specifically requesting quinoa and vegetables!
"We have a rule in our house," Gellar said. "You have to try a food 10 times and then two times more before you decide you don't like it. My daughter doesn't like mushrooms and we're on, like, trial 22."
And when it comes to a successful marriage, Gellar says that communication is key, and not just in the kitchen.
"I always say that I'm Sarah Michelle Gellar during the day and Sarah Prinze at night," she said. "In any relationship, its all about communication. It's about putting down the phone and taking time to really connect with people in your life."
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