Eat Like a Gilmore
The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
The infamous appetites of the Gilmore Girls are given their due in this fun, unofficial cookbook inspired by the show. Fans will eat up the delicious recipes honoring the chefs who fuel the science-defying metabolisms of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. Whether you’re a diehard fan or new to the scene, author Kristi Carlson invites you to pull up a chair and dig in. Luke’s diner menu, Sookie’s eclectic inn fare, Emily’s fancy Friday Night Dinners, and town favorites are the key influences behind these tempting dishes. One hundred recipes, covering all the bases from appetizers and cocktails to entrées and desserts, invoke key episodes and daily scenes in the Gilmores’ lives. Prepare yourself for: Salmon Puffs Risotto Pumpkin Pancakes Rocky Road Cookies The Birthday Girl Cocktail And many more! With beautiful photos, helpful kitchen tips, and fun tidbits about the show, this cookbook is a must-have for any Gilmore Girls fan. Easy-to-follow recipes make it possible to cook and eat your way through Stars Hollow. So don your apron, preheat the oven, and put on your favorite episode. It’s time to eat like a Gilmore!
I was super excited when this book came out. I actually am a backer in the Kickstarter campaign for this book. I just received my copy today, which is just a pdf copy, which doesn't have the same cover...not sure why.
Overall I'm disappointed. There are a couple things in here that I was excited to see and have always wanted to make. I'm not much of a baker so the cakes that sound good are too complicated for me and I'll probably never make them out of sheer laziness.
There's some recipes that I think could have been put in here that didn't make it. I have beef with the macaroni and cheese in a jalapeño chipotle sauce. I'm not a fan of spicy food, but it was green in the show. The photo of it in the cookbook it's not green at all, it's a shade of beigey-yellow like any other mac and cheese. Not sure how something like this would fly considering it's supposed to be green. A lot of the food in the show was just hearsay so it could have looked a lot of ways. This should be green. It's not. I'm super disappointed.
Another thing that I'm kind of annoyed with is some of the recipes that are for really basic things. I get that some of these foods were staples in the show, but a burger? Who doesn't know how to make a burger. Do you really need a recipe for a burger? Deep fried turkey was another disappointment for me. You buy a deep frier, you buy a turkey...how is that a recipe?
It's a great concept and some of the things are super awesome and I'm glad this was made but I think a lot of the basic stuff you can find in any old every day cookbook could have been left out. There was one thing I was really hoping to see in here because I thought it was so bizarre I have wondered, for years, how in the hell anyone would make it and it's not in the book: Eggless egg salad.
Full price...I would pass. If you can get this on sale, even just for nostalgia sake, it's cute and there's some recipes in here I can't wait to make. I was hoping as a Kickstarter backer that we would get to possibly have a little more say or input on what shouldn't be in there. We were asked to throw ideas on what should be, like I said, not sure why some basic things are in there. Pudding is another...you buy a box of pudding mix, add milk, done. There is no need for a recipe for it. Had this been done I definitely would have suggested on not bothering to add super common foods that don't need a recipe at all and put other things in there that didn't make the cut.