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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 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!


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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 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!

30 review for Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dawnie

    I LOVE gilmore girls! I LOVE cooking and baking! I LOVE making recipes inspired by this show because why the heck not? What better is there than to mix two fantastic things and get something that tastes fantastic out of it? So of course i had to get my hands on this book! Lets start with the negative since that is why you are even looking at this review after seeing the rating (Lets be real here!) - excuse me i do not need a recipe book with 10+ pages full of COFFEE MAKING RECIPES! Yes! I get it. Its I LOVE gilmore girls! I LOVE cooking and baking! I LOVE making recipes inspired by this show because why the heck not? What better is there than to mix two fantastic things and get something that tastes fantastic out of it? So of course i had to get my hands on this book! Lets start with the negative since that is why you are even looking at this review after seeing the rating (Lets be real here!) - excuse me i do not need a recipe book with 10+ pages full of COFFEE MAKING RECIPES! Yes! I get it. Its Gilmore Girls! You can't go make a Gilmore Girls inspired cookbook and NOT include a bit of coffee. But there is a bit and than there is stupidly amounts of it in a book that should be about FOOD and not drinks. - and while we are at it, lets talk about the drinks sections because why??? There is the whole "drinks before dinner" section in almost every show at the Gilmore mansion. BUT Gilmore girls is not about drinking drinks! (also can i just mention that hot chocolate DOES NOT HAVE COFFEE INCLUDED ESPECIALLY IN OLD TYPICAL RECIPES AS IT SHOULD/HAD TO BE SERVED IN THE SODA SHOP!!!! sorry rant over. ) But there is a WHOLE lot of especially alcoholic drinks in this that made no sense to me at all. because why? Also if you include those drinks where the heck is Miss Patty's founders day punch??(the author reminded me that there is actually a recipe for that included in the book!- which by the way how great is the author to actually take the time to read a not overly positive review and comment on it in a super nice way??) I mean i get the coffee, but the amount of other kinds of drinks???? Okay i might be a bit based because i don't drink coffee OR any kind of drink of the kinds that were shown in this. so maybe i was just disappointed because basically half the book is stuff i would never EVER make because i am not interested in either coffee or alcohol. But to be fair i didn't expect a RECIPE book to have that amount of this type of "recipe" in it. - is there any kind of rhyme or reason to WHAT KIND of recipes where chosen? Because i did NOT SEE it! There were some recipes that made complete sense. Like the cheeseburger. Or the mock-turtle soup. Because yes, thanks thats a lot of typical Gilmore Girl right there that if you love the show you get those! Thats as iconic to the show as the coffee! But where are the chilly fries? The special omelette? The type of scrambled eggs Lorelai often orders? The waffles? The Danish? the tacos? A FREAKING PIZZA RECIPE! Where are the asian foods? Not only because of Mrs Kim, but how many episodes did we have where the girls in some configuration are eating Chinese, Indian or Al's Pancake worlds food?? The homemade Kimchi that Mrs. Kim makes for Lanes Wedding? Or her other ridiculous but fun recipes with lots of tofu or other soy products? Or at least the Egg Sandwich recipes that Mrs Kim makes for the Dance marathon episode? We get ONE measly recipes that is not even a recipes i can ever remember Mrs Kim making. Yeah that makes sense! Where are even half the things that Sookie mentions making? Also ONE Risotto recipe? There was an ENTIRE EPISODE where Sookie made basically all risotti recipes she could get her hands on and we get ONE recipe?? Can i also just mention i am missing Jackson's fantastic Jam? But we get Mushroom soup! WHERE ARE THE POP TARTS? THE RUM BALLS? WHERE ARE THOSE RECIPES?? Can i also just mentioned that i am hugely disappointed that i can find the GIF's for what i am mentioned without problems but don't get the recipes in a cookbook that is supposed to be about food mentioned in the show the GIF's are from? That should show you the kind of cookbook this is!! - the order in this book. Or should i say is there are an actual order in this book? I would have loved to get an actual order of: Oh i want to make a Luke's recipe: And you know get a seciontion of luke food. Or an Gilmore dinner food. Or a Sookie food. Apparently that is to easy. Lets just mix it all up and order it after some strange food categories that make NO sense related to the actual topic that this cookbook is supposed to be about. Who cares about the Gilmore Girls show and an order of recipes that would make sense to/for that if you can order it traditionally cookbook style?? Alright i could go on... but lets just switch to something else. Lets talk about the good thing. NO REALLY! The good thing in this book is that you can see the love the people that created this book had for the show. And the recipes they do have in this book are not bad and mostly completely homemade from scratch kind of recipes so points for that (which is why this book gets two stars!) But this is not a Gilmore Girls recipe book. This is not a book that lets you eat like a Gilmore Girl. This is a book that has a nice start but overall it falls rather flat. I mean it could be because i just know the show too well. And i have been told i have a rather spooky memory when it comes to movies and tv shows that if there would be a job that requires someone to tell you if that ever exist somewhere before and where it was - that would be the perfect job for me! So maybe i am too picky, too specific, too... knowledgable (is there such a think?) about this show. And might have spend why to long thinking about creating a blog that features Gilmore Girls related recipes. But this is not a Gilmore Girls book that is actually what i want from a gilmore girl eats recipe book! There are just way to few things that are actually really quintessentially gilmore girls. But this show just has so much food mentions, there is not even one episode that has not at least one meal in it. And while i never expected this book to have every single recipe ever mentioned -lets face it that would be a HUGE book!- i would have expected this book to pick more typical Gilmore Girls known and loved and talked about recipes that make more sense. I wanted this book to happen, really badly. I wanted to love it, i wanted to love it and come on here and RAVE about it. But to end this review with one last gilmore girls quote that wraps it up perfectly i think:

  2. 4 out of 5

    Lauredhel

    This is actually pretty much a perfect first cookbook for my teenage son. Everything from french toast and spaghetti and meatballs and various pestos, through to more complicated/fancy dishes. And the Gilmore Girls link means that he's interested/motivated in the book and its recipes. This is actually pretty much a perfect first cookbook for my teenage son. Everything from french toast and spaghetti and meatballs and various pestos, through to more complicated/fancy dishes. And the Gilmore Girls link means that he's interested/motivated in the book and its recipes.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    This cookbook is fabulous! They covered the most important recipes from the show. The recipes are varied in difficulty and style and look delicious. I can't wait to try them out! There are several souls and stews that look great for this winter. Plus, who doesn't want to try Patty's founders day punch?! So happy I bought this cookbook! A definite must for Gilmore Girl fans everywhere! This cookbook is fabulous! They covered the most important recipes from the show. The recipes are varied in difficulty and style and look delicious. I can't wait to try them out! There are several souls and stews that look great for this winter. Plus, who doesn't want to try Patty's founders day punch?! So happy I bought this cookbook! A definite must for Gilmore Girl fans everywhere!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    Fantastic homage to the show. Every recipe has a little description about the episode that it came from, and it will surely take you back. The recipes range from the high-brow meals at Emily's House, to the comfort of Luke's Diner, to the accomplishment of Sookie's cooking. You'll be hard-pressed to think of a food or drink that made an appearance or had a reference on the show that's not in this book. Some examples: * Emily's Salmon Puffs that she serves at so many functions * Sookie's Ratatouill Fantastic homage to the show. Every recipe has a little description about the episode that it came from, and it will surely take you back. The recipes range from the high-brow meals at Emily's House, to the comfort of Luke's Diner, to the accomplishment of Sookie's cooking. You'll be hard-pressed to think of a food or drink that made an appearance or had a reference on the show that's not in this book. Some examples: * Emily's Salmon Puffs that she serves at so many functions * Sookie's Ratatouille that she made with produce from another supplier * Miss Patty's Founder's Day Punch * Mock Turtle Soup, for a son mourning his mother * The Santa Burger that Luke made for Rory to cheer her up * Caesar's Chilaquiles!!! I like to make at least 3 recipes from a cookbook before rating it. This time I made the patty melt (Kirk's favorite food), the mac and cheese with a jalapeno-chipotle cream sauce ("the children's food for the children's party, okay?!"), and chicken and noodle casserole (also known as Johnny Machete). Each had easy-to-follow instructions, easy-to-find ingredients, and a delicious taste. I'm excited to make more from this book!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Katharama

    Can't wait to try out some of these recipes. I may need to make a batch of muffins just so I have a reason to make the muffin bottom pudding pie. Also, the mac & cheese recipe sounds like heaven on a plate. Can't wait to try out some of these recipes. I may need to make a batch of muffins just so I have a reason to make the muffin bottom pudding pie. Also, the mac & cheese recipe sounds like heaven on a plate.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    I really want to buy this book. It has so many easy recipes (including drinks) that I will want to make again and again.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Fun recipes that tie in to The Gilmore Girls - recipes from Luke and Sookie, Friday Night Dinners, and favorites from around Star's Hollow. Fun recipes that tie in to The Gilmore Girls - recipes from Luke and Sookie, Friday Night Dinners, and favorites from around Star's Hollow.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Rhiannon Johnson

    Scanning through upcoming titles I found out that "Eat Like a Gilmore: Daily Cravings: The 2nd Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls" is releasing on November 6, 2018 from Skyhorse Publishing. This lead me to ponder...where's the 1st one? Well, I must have missed the commotion that was likely surrounding "Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls" by Kristi Carlson when it released October 25, 2016. But my library had a copy and I thought I'd check it out (... Scanning through upcoming titles I found out that "Eat Like a Gilmore: Daily Cravings: The 2nd Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls" is releasing on November 6, 2018 from Skyhorse Publishing. This lead me to ponder...where's the 1st one? Well, I must have missed the commotion that was likely surrounding "Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls" by Kristi Carlson when it released October 25, 2016. But my library had a copy and I thought I'd check it out (...hehe get it?)😀🙄 Between Friday night dinners, Sookie's profession, and Luke's diner, the Gilmore Girls are almost constantly eating (or rather believed to be eating, because we never really see it. I recently read an essay collection about Lorelai and Rory's perceived consumptions and psychological analysis of their appetites that was fascinating...but I digress, like usual). This collection is cute and full of fairly easy recipes for foods that are mentioned throughout the series. Emily's Salmon Puffs (a DAR staple) ✅ Richard's Beef Skewers (appetizer? meal? 🤷‍♀️) ✅ Sookie's Risotto (magic 🔮) ✅ This is a fun collection that Gilmore Girls fans would enjoy and even cooks with the kitchen skills of Lorelai could probably follow each recipe's directions.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    I checked this out as a library book and to be honest, I really now want (or even need!) a copy of my own! This book has great recipes and even tells you what episode of Gilmore Girls it comes from. I love how this book also has pictures of the foods that accompany the recipes. I think any Gilmore Girls diehard fan needs this book. Seeing how Gilmore Girls always makes me hungry (Luke's fries and burgers especially does it for me), I can now eat like a Gilmore all thanks to this book. I checked this out as a library book and to be honest, I really now want (or even need!) a copy of my own! This book has great recipes and even tells you what episode of Gilmore Girls it comes from. I love how this book also has pictures of the foods that accompany the recipes. I think any Gilmore Girls diehard fan needs this book. Seeing how Gilmore Girls always makes me hungry (Luke's fries and burgers especially does it for me), I can now eat like a Gilmore all thanks to this book.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Maggie

    Will I ever make anything out of this? Unlikely. Is it amusing? Yes. Particularly amusing/annoying - two different cookie recipes in which add-ins are to be pushed into the hot cookies as they come out of the oven (chocolate chips in one case, mini marshmallows in the other). Do I need to own two copies? No, but I gave one to my daughter for Christmas, and she gave one to me.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Cat

    This is a charming, relate-able, easy to read and entertaining cookbook. Pull this up to learn how to make fancy coffee drinks with ease, make a muffin-bottom pie, or just relax and pretend that you are in Stars Hollow.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jennie

    This was cute! If I was big into baking, I think I would've loved it. I did note a few of the recipes to try, but not enough to warrant owning this. Still worth a read for GG fans! This was cute! If I was big into baking, I think I would've loved it. I did note a few of the recipes to try, but not enough to warrant owning this. Still worth a read for GG fans!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Shauna

    I love Gilmore Girls and I love food, so this is perfect for me. Gilmore Girls and the foods featured in any episode have given me many cravings throughout the years. And now I can actually fulfill those cravings. I've made a few things from the cookbook so far: -hot chocolate: this recipe made the second-best hot chocolate I've had (second only to the hot chocolate I had in Paris, and even then it's almost a tie). It's very creamy and rich. -orange-glazed muffins: these were good but nothing spec I love Gilmore Girls and I love food, so this is perfect for me. Gilmore Girls and the foods featured in any episode have given me many cravings throughout the years. And now I can actually fulfill those cravings. I've made a few things from the cookbook so far: -hot chocolate: this recipe made the second-best hot chocolate I've had (second only to the hot chocolate I had in Paris, and even then it's almost a tie). It's very creamy and rich. -orange-glazed muffins: these were good but nothing special. -Founder's Day punch: just okay. It wasn't as alcoholic as I expected. There are many other recipes I plan to try. It's clear that a lot of love went into the making of this cookbook, and reading it makes me happy.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Cara

    This was delightful, and not just because I love everything Gilmore Girls. Before each recipe there is a little blurb about the inspiration/episode behind it. However, I would use the word "cookbook" loosely. While the risotto was delicious, other recipes have been some of my worst kitchen fails, and I cook a lot. Also, not all of the recipes are recipes (the homage to Chinese food was for you to order Chinese food...) This was delightful, and not just because I love everything Gilmore Girls. Before each recipe there is a little blurb about the inspiration/episode behind it. However, I would use the word "cookbook" loosely. While the risotto was delicious, other recipes have been some of my worst kitchen fails, and I cook a lot. Also, not all of the recipes are recipes (the homage to Chinese food was for you to order Chinese food...)

  15. 4 out of 5

    Julissa

    Can't wait to get my hands on it!!! Can't wait to get my hands on it!!!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Vicki

    So many people I know watched and loved Gilmore Girls. I didn’t. Even after all the years since the series ended in 2007, they still gush about it. I kept thinking I’d watch and see what all the hoopla was about and finally decided it was time. So after waiting and waiting for all my shows to come back on, I started GG right before they started. Yea, I know. Anyway… OH MAH GERSH! From the first episode, I was hooked! So much so that I didn’t watch anything else until I had watched all 7 seasons, a So many people I know watched and loved Gilmore Girls. I didn’t. Even after all the years since the series ended in 2007, they still gush about it. I kept thinking I’d watch and see what all the hoopla was about and finally decided it was time. So after waiting and waiting for all my shows to come back on, I started GG right before they started. Yea, I know. Anyway… OH MAH GERSH! From the first episode, I was hooked! So much so that I didn’t watch anything else until I had watched all 7 seasons, and then I watched the “Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life” and I’m hoping there’s a season two. This series is in my top 3 favorite series ever! I loved everything about this show. Lorelai , Rory, Luke, Sookie, I loved them all. Well, Jess was iffy but by GG: AYITL I was a fan of him too. I love all the other characters (and boy were some of them characters), the town, and the small town feel. Anyway, last week I was looking online for Gilmore Girl books and I ran across this cookbook on Amazon. I immediately ordered it. I love this book. Lorelai and Rory didn’t cook much and so their main meals were from Luke’s Diner, Sookie, or from the Friday night dinners at Lorelai’s parents house. I love that the recipes have a little background story from the show. There are so many recipes I want to try (I just got the book a few days ago so I haven’t tried any yet) like Banana Fosters French Toast, Roasted Duck In A Chocolate Orange Sauce, Zucchini Soup, Double Chocolate Chip Muffins. Everything sounds good. I love everything about this book. I recommend it to fans of Gilmore Girls or to anyone who likes to cook, or just likes to collect cookbooks.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Leah Compston

    To be fair, I haven't actually tried any of the recipes in here yet. :) I found this book thoroughly enjoyable just to look through. True Gilmore Girls fans will appreciate all the references put into the photographs in this book. For example, the gorilla mask and blind-fold in the background of one photograph, or the cotillion gloves and fan in the photo with the chai latte ('pretty sure that's not a cinnamon stick'). They even got the right tablecloth for recipes Luke cooks in his apartment (c To be fair, I haven't actually tried any of the recipes in here yet. :) I found this book thoroughly enjoyable just to look through. True Gilmore Girls fans will appreciate all the references put into the photographs in this book. For example, the gorilla mask and blind-fold in the background of one photograph, or the cotillion gloves and fan in the photo with the chai latte ('pretty sure that's not a cinnamon stick'). They even got the right tablecloth for recipes Luke cooks in his apartment (cerulean, not olive). While, like Lorelai, I have the taste buds of an 8-year-old, I do look forward to trying some of the muffin and cookie recipes.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sandra

    If you are a fan of The Gilmore Girls, then you will love this cookbook. The recipes are fantastic and I love the commentary and the glimpses back to the show and the reasons for the inclusion of each recipe. Nothing seems too difficult although some are more basic than others. Can't wait to try more of them. If you are a fan of The Gilmore Girls, then you will love this cookbook. The recipes are fantastic and I love the commentary and the glimpses back to the show and the reasons for the inclusion of each recipe. Nothing seems too difficult although some are more basic than others. Can't wait to try more of them.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Krissy

    This cookbook is a great tribute to the show. I love the photos as well as the blurbs written about each recipe along with the show tie-in. There are so many recipes I will be trying from this book. I may also be watching the show while enjoying some of them!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Carr

    Fun book for die hard Gilmore Girls fans! Each recipe references a scene or memory from the show in which the dish was mentioned; recipes come from chefs/bakers who collaborated on the book. Fun, lite reading, and a walk down Gilmore Girl memory lane.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Mary Hernandez

    best fan cookbook ever! I'm going to make so many dishes from this one. best fan cookbook ever! I'm going to make so many dishes from this one.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jeanette

    This isn't just a cookbook. The author has a story to tell with each recipe. Best recipe is the Bundt Cakes This isn't just a cookbook. The author has a story to tell with each recipe. Best recipe is the Bundt Cakes

  23. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Ainscow

    This is SUCH a fun book. Initially, I didn't understand how the author was going to pull this off. But in thinking it over - there are a myriad of different food types in Gilmore Girls' Land. Luke's Diner's quick, easy, filling comfort food. Sookie's delicious, set aside several hours to make, yet somehow also totally approachable meals. Emily and Richard's elegant, refined taste. The recipes were laid out in an easy-to-follow way, there were no totally obscure ingredients (well, there were some This is SUCH a fun book. Initially, I didn't understand how the author was going to pull this off. But in thinking it over - there are a myriad of different food types in Gilmore Girls' Land. Luke's Diner's quick, easy, filling comfort food. Sookie's delicious, set aside several hours to make, yet somehow also totally approachable meals. Emily and Richard's elegant, refined taste. The recipes were laid out in an easy-to-follow way, there were no totally obscure ingredients (well, there were some, but you knew they were coming since it was an Emily/Richard recipe), and the book does not require any absurd kitchen gadgets (unless you want to deep fry a turkey). I also appreciated that in a few recipes, the author gave instructions to make it "The Sookie Way" (i.e. from scratch) and "The Lorelai Way" (i.e. just buy the damned syrup from the store). I really appreciated this, as my preferences vary based on time and mood! The best part were the show references. I am, clearly, a Gilmore Girls fanatic (favorite episode: They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They?). Reading this cover to cover, which is a thing I do with cookbooks, felt like talking about the show with my best friend. Full of inside jokes, debates about merits of characters/plot lines/etc. I honestly thought this would be heavy on references to the cult classic, light on quality recipes. Happily, I was wrong. It is a heavyweight on both accounts.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Gift

    Yes, this is a cookbook but I didn’t read it for its cooking part. I read it because I am a GG fan and couldn’t just leave it in my library without at least quickly browsing through it. Was I able to learn anything from it? No, I wasn’t. Did it bring me joy? Yes, it did! As I said, I didn’t have the intention to actually cook/bake/mix anything from it and therefor I cannot review the practicality of its recipes. There are a couple of reviews on Goodreads criticizing the selection of the recipes. Yes, this is a cookbook but I didn’t read it for its cooking part. I read it because I am a GG fan and couldn’t just leave it in my library without at least quickly browsing through it. Was I able to learn anything from it? No, I wasn’t. Did it bring me joy? Yes, it did! As I said, I didn’t have the intention to actually cook/bake/mix anything from it and therefor I cannot review the practicality of its recipes. There are a couple of reviews on Goodreads criticizing the selection of the recipes. Would it be able to select different, more diverse dishes and drinks? I guess it would have been possible but it didn’t bother me as much. I was there for all the short introductions to every recipe. It was a huge fun to read the argumentation of the author and to be able to remember all of my favorite scenes from the show. What´s more, you could feel the enthusiasm of the author and her co-authors, all of them huge fans of GG. This book has been their dream that finally came true. This wasn’t the best cookbook I have ever read and it didn’t really encourage me to try any of its recipes. Nevertheless, that’s not the book´s fault.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Really fun! Some things were a bit too mainstream to bother having a recipe for (grilled cheese, etc) and some were way too simple for something that was talked up so much in the show, I could make my own version that would be infinitely more flavorful (Luke's burger). Some things you would maybe make once for your friends who are also fans of the show and would never make again (candy sushi, looking at you). But several I would definitely try to make out of curiosity because they sound so good Really fun! Some things were a bit too mainstream to bother having a recipe for (grilled cheese, etc) and some were way too simple for something that was talked up so much in the show, I could make my own version that would be infinitely more flavorful (Luke's burger). Some things you would maybe make once for your friends who are also fans of the show and would never make again (candy sushi, looking at you). But several I would definitely try to make out of curiosity because they sound so good (Sookie's peach sauce, chilaquiles, Miss Patty's punch). Very glad recipe intros referenced the scene/episode in the show that the dishes were from, instead of having a terrible paragraph written in the characters' voices. The only cons were the photos, sadly, because the layout put them into a digital scrapbook-esque format that was way too cluttered and juvenile. That's maybe okay for a cookbook someone makes at home, but a big publication? Really unprofessional. This is fun though, and I may buy a copy one of these days.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Natelle

    How does one read a cookbook? Since this book was written for fans by fans, it had quite a bit of introduction of the chefs and taste testers and explanations of how and why each recipe was chosen. I read through all of that information to get a feel for the book and skimmed the recipes to decide which ones I plan to try. Since I fail the Gilmore test by not being an aficionado of coffee or alcoholic beverages, the generous amount of recipes using these ingredients are mostly lost on me, though How does one read a cookbook? Since this book was written for fans by fans, it had quite a bit of introduction of the chefs and taste testers and explanations of how and why each recipe was chosen. I read through all of that information to get a feel for the book and skimmed the recipes to decide which ones I plan to try. Since I fail the Gilmore test by not being an aficionado of coffee or alcoholic beverages, the generous amount of recipes using these ingredients are mostly lost on me, though I plan to try the caramel syrup and peppermint syrup recipes for other reasons than sweetening coffee. I may even give their Shirley Temple a whirl and see how it stands up to ones I have had in the past. Overall, this book is cute and entertaining and the pancake and peach sauce recipes pair nicely for breakfast (though I didn't have peaches and substituted other fruit à la Sookie, I believe this to be true).

  27. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    To Read: Yes, if you are a Gilmore Girls fan. Each recipe description includes a reference to a story on the TV show. Even if you don’t cook, you will enjoy these descriptions. If you are not a Gilmore Girls fan, you can probably skip it. There is not a lot of additional food or cooking content in the book, except in the cake section where there are some decorating tips. To Look At: Sure. Each recipe has a photo, and they are well-done. But there is not a lot new here unless you want to see what To Read: Yes, if you are a Gilmore Girls fan. Each recipe description includes a reference to a story on the TV show. Even if you don’t cook, you will enjoy these descriptions. If you are not a Gilmore Girls fan, you can probably skip it. There is not a lot of additional food or cooking content in the book, except in the cake section where there are some decorating tips. To Look At: Sure. Each recipe has a photo, and they are well-done. But there is not a lot new here unless you want to see what your favorite food mentions on Gilmore Girls would look like up close, especially the beautiful cakes. To Cook From: Yes (except maybe the Santa Burger, which looks pretty gross). Besides The Birthday Girl cocktail, I also made the Blueberry Muffins recipe, which was quite good. There is a pretty big range of recipes here, from basic to more exotic to just goofy.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kristen

    I love the anecdotes and nods to the show, and I can’t think of a better way to make the characters come alive than to make their food, and I’m really excited to try some of the recipes, especially the peach sauce. Yum! I just was a bit let down by the book in general. One of my favorite things about a cookbook is the photography, and the photos in this book were no good, and the borders around the pictures were distracting and busy.

  29. 4 out of 5

    ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ

    As both a Gilmore Girl fan and a lover of cookbooks, I can say this is only average. In fact, I quit reading it for over a year before forcing myself to finish it. Nothing spectacular. Trivia for each recipe as well as a photo. Edited to reduce my rating because I was reminded from other reviews the horrible section of alcoholic drink recipes. Quite honestly, I felt kinda ripped off with the price of this book because it didn't deliver what it promised. As both a Gilmore Girl fan and a lover of cookbooks, I can say this is only average. In fact, I quit reading it for over a year before forcing myself to finish it. Nothing spectacular. Trivia for each recipe as well as a photo. Edited to reduce my rating because I was reminded from other reviews the horrible section of alcoholic drink recipes. Quite honestly, I felt kinda ripped off with the price of this book because it didn't deliver what it promised.

  30. 5 out of 5

    gabreadsbooks

    This cookbook is lovely. Really brings the show back for me. Majority of the recipes aren't too difficult if your not much of a cook. There are pictures for every recipe so you know what they look like and things can be substituted for healthier options if that's your taste. So much detail and love was put into this cookbook and it shows. Can't wait to make so many things from here! This cookbook is lovely. Really brings the show back for me. Majority of the recipes aren't too difficult if your not much of a cook. There are pictures for every recipe so you know what they look like and things can be substituted for healthier options if that's your taste. So much detail and love was put into this cookbook and it shows. Can't wait to make so many things from here!

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