If the thought of a Santa-shaped and decorated burger actually sounds appetizing (or even just adorable) to you, read on for even more about the best Gilmore Girls food and the Eat Like a Gilmore cookbook. You can dine on some of the most iconic Gilmore Girls food while watching or re-watching this beloved tv show.
How to Eat Like a Gilmore
What does it mean to eat like a Gilmore?
What I love about the concept of eating like a Gilmore is how diverse the range of food and drink is. From Luke’s coffee (obviously), to Lorelai’s and Rory’s pre-packaged and takeout everything, Emily’s and Richard’s fine dining, the college grub at Yale and of course, Sookie’s homemade and farm-fresh delicacies.
Like books, movies, music and other pop culture, food also plays such a huge (and memorable) role in the iconic, cult favorite tv show.
I mean, the show even began this way:
Lorelai: Please, Luke, please please please.
Luke: How many cups have you had this morning?
Lorelai: Five, but yours is better.
Luke: You have a problem.
Lorelai: Yes I do.
Below are some memorable pre-packaged Gilmore Girls food (including a very special coffee brand) and a review of the cookbook Eat Like a Gilmore. But first…
GILMORE GIRLS FREEBIE
First, you may want to check out my popular post with The FULL Rory Gilmore Book List — it’s my helpful list with shoppable links of the 400+ books mentioned by our favorite literary buff on Gilmore Girls (including the revival on Netflix).
My Gilmore Girls reading challenge also includes a free PDF for you to keep track of the books you have “watched” from the Rory Gilmore book list (as well as those you have read!).
Gilmore Girls Food & Snacks
The most recognizable Lorelai and Rory “Gilmore Girls” food are: pop tarts, red vines, coffee and frozen pizza (in my humble opinion). I am linking some options on Amazon below in case you are looking to stock up on them for some Gilmore Girls re-watching.
Gilmore Girls Cookbook
Review of Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls by Kristi Carlson
Over 100,000 sold and 5 stars on Amazon!
Eat Like a Gilmore invites the reader to step into Stars Hollow, Connecticut, with an empty belly and an open heart. It actually started as an idea on Kickstarter, and its success shows just how fervent Gilmore Girls fans are about all things Gilmore, including food!
OF COURSE, it includes items from Luke’s Diner, Sookie’s Inn creations, Emily’s and Richard’s Friday night dinners, and even the Stars Hollow townee’s favorites. There are one hundred recipes total. It starts with an entire chapter about coffee, with recipes to make both the Sookie way (a/k/a the “right” way) and the Lorelai way (a/k/a the “easy” way). Then, it progresses into appetizers, cocktails, entrées and desserts, all reminiscent of pivotal Gilmore Girls food moments.
These recipes from Eat Like a Gilmore stood out to me the most:
- the Santa burger (!!!)
- Founders Day punch
- Luke’s pancakes
- Sookie’s mushroom soup
- Chinese takeout from Al’s Pancake World
- Kirk’s favorite Patty Melt from Luke’s
- Emily’s favorite Salmon Puffs
- Paris’ beloved Mac n Cheese
- Sookie’s ratatouille
- Luke’s roasted duck at the Inn (when Sookie was bedridden)
- Roasted squab at Emily’s and Richard’s
- Lorelai’s candy dessert sushi for Rory
- Taylor’s chocolate chocolate chocolate ice cream
- Lorelai’s favorite apple tarts at Emily’s and Richard’s Christmas party
- Dean’s Favorite Rocky Road Cookies by Sookie
- The Birthday Girl Cocktail at Rory’s 21st Birthday Party
There are lots of pictures in Eat Like a Gilmore, and it’s easy and fun to read with references to particular episodes and more.
That concludes the best Gilmore Girls food and review of the Eat Like a Gilmore cookbook. If you liked this post, you will LOVE the posts below.
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