This week’s cookbook is Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls. As I mentioned before, I am a huge Gilmore Girls fan. But even if you have no idea what Gilmore Girls is, this is a fun cookbook. It’s written by Kristi Carlson, but has a lot of contributors. Carlson decided to write this cookbook because she was a GG fan who loved to cook and was fascinated by all the references to food on the show. In addition, all of the contributors write short descriptions of their experiences with GG, which are really fun to read. (Yes, this is starting to sound like some sort of cult!)
So why a Gilmore Girls cookbook? Probably because food is so important on the show. First, the Gilmore girls (who are single mother Lorelai and her daughter Rory) eat crazy amounts of junk food (of course through the magic of television they have no issues with their weight), which is a running joke on the show. Second, one of the most important characters owns a diner, which is one of the most important locations on the show. There is also a supporting character, played by Melissa McCarthy, who is a chef at the inn where Lorelai works. And last, but not least, on every Friday night the Gilmore girls attend a fancy dinner with their WASP parents/grandparents. All of this leads to a lot of talk about food.
The cookbook has some pretty standard recipes mixed with some crazy recipes, like a Santa Burger and Homemade Twinkies that are pretty specific to the show.
Even if you’re not a GG fan (and everyone really should be!), I hope you come back for my recipe trial and review of the book later in the week.
Happy Monday and copper boom!