Sarah Michelle Gellar launches cookbook SHOWBIZ
STILL HAS AWESOME SKILLS WITH A SKEWER
NEW YORK — As a vampire slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar learned the value of an old-fashioned wooden stake. As a mom of two children, she’s still pretty handy with a good stick—only this time it’s in the kitchen.
Gellar skewers all kinds of things in her new cookbook, “Stirring Up Fun with Food,” making appetizing-looking chicken fingers, fondues, fruit slices, sliders, cake pops and even a Caesar salad.
The former star of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” also embraces muffin tins, cookie cutters, jars and some nifty knife work — all part of her effort to get kids to eat their veggies and try new flavors.
“We eat with our eyes first and a lot of decisions are made just by looking at something,” she said. “A child, an adult, anyone, looks at asparagus and says, ‘I don’t want to eat that. I’m going to go and eat a cupcake.’ So how do you make things more visibly appealing?”
Gellar and co-author Gia Russo think they have the answer with something called food crafting, which elevates a dish’s appeal by using clever presentation. Think of boring old meat loaf as a cute muffin. (AP)
SARAH Michelle Gellar holds a copy of her book “Stirring Up Fun With Food.”