Misha Collins sits down with me to talk about fatherhood, Supernatural and his new cookbook, The Adventurous Eaters Club that he made with his family. Not only is this a great cookbook that you and your family will enjoy, but 100% of profits will go to charity, with a focus on bringing super natural, healthy food to kids in need.
I had such a great time chatting with Misha about being a dad and how cooking for his kids is a way that he can show his kids that he loves them. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. Plus this is the first episode from the Art of Fatherhood podcast. So make sure you check back to check out more episodes that will be coming soon.
About Misha Collins
Misha Collins is an actor, author, and artist who works to subversively inspire change through acts of creativity and fun. Misha currently stars in Supernatural, the longest running American sci-fi television show in history.
When not acting, Misha mobilizes people through projects like GISH, the Guinness World Record-winning global scavenger hunt he created that challenges players to change the world–just by playing a game. He also founded the non-profit Random Acts, which aims to conquer the world through acts of kindness. Among their successes, GISH and Random Acts have rescued refugee families, built an orphanage in Haiti, and helped tackle child hunger.
Eons ago, Misha interned at the White House, worked at NPR, and got a bachelor’s degree at University of Chicago. Misha met Vicki, his wife and co-conspirator, in high school and they’ve been together ever since. They live in a small town in the Pacific Northwest with their two children, West and Maison.
Misha’s a published poet who loves tea. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking and spending time in the kitchen–where he has been known to trap his family and friends in the kitchen for twelve-hour jam-making sessions when blackberries are in season.
About The Adventurous Eaters Club
TV star Misha Collins and his wife, journalist and historian Vicki Collins, show families how to be mealtime adventurers so that kids might have a lifelong relationship with real food
Chicken nuggets. Hot dogs. Macaroni and cheese. These are just some of the greatest hits we offer kids at mealtime.
Misha and Vicki Collins totally get it. When their son West was a toddler, he began refusing anything that wasn’t bland and beige. At first, they succumbed, anything to end the mealtime battles. But with sinking hearts they realized fruit snacks and buttered noodles weren’t just void of nutrition, they were setting him up for a lifetime with a limited palate and a reliance on convenience foods.
So, as a family, they decided to lean into what they love best—adventure—and invited their kids to be playful and exploratory in the kitchen. Now, in The Adventurous Eaters Club, Misha and Vicki share how they created a home where mealtime doesn’t involve coercion or trickery, and where salad, veggies, fresh soups, and fruit are the main course. Combining personal anecdotes and practical tips with over 100 creative, delicious, whimsical recipes little hands can help prepare The Adventurous Eaters Club offers readers all the support, encouragement, and practical advice they need to make lifelong adventurous eaters out of their kids.