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Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s 'dangerous' lobster dish woos women

Freddie Prinze, Jr. can't imagine life without spice.

Actor and chef Freddie Prinze, Jr. once served up a lobster dish that was a major aphrodisiac for an ex.

The 40-year-old She's All That star, who is now happily married to Sarah Michelle Gellar - his wife of 14 years, is currently promoting his new cookbook, Back to the Kitchen, and fans will be delighted to learn the recipes he's sharing have magical qualities.

"I actually once made lobster with sauce that changed an actress completely," he tells Bon Apetit. "She fell in love with me to the point that it was creepy. That's in the cookbook too. It was too dangerous to keep to myself."

Freddie's culinary skills have given him a competitive edge when it comes to matters of the heart - his wife Sarah also swoons over his meals.

"I made a New Mexico chile-spiced chicken dish for my wife when she was pregnant, because the doctor recommended more spice in her diet," he smiles, revealing spice "in some shape or form" is an essential part of all his recipes.

"Cayenne powder and red chillis are staples in my house. I buy a ton of chillis in October, then I skin them, take the ribs and seeds out, and freeze the meat. Then I put it on nachos for fight night or use it as a steak marinade. Green eggs and ham at my house is eggs with green chillis... Everything needs a little kick."

Freddie has put decades of effort into perfecting his cooking techniques and several requests for his culinary secrets prompted him to put a book together.

"I’ve always cooked for actors I’ve been lonely on location with," he explains. "And I’d always become friends with the chefs in the cities we shot in. After enough people asked for recipes, it felt like the right time to put 20 years of stories in this business into a cookbook."

Freddie's delicious guide, Back to the Kitchen: 75 Delicious, Real Recipes (& True Stories) from a Food-Obsessed Actor, hits U.S. stores on 7 June (16).

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