Disciples of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, get ready: Someone is working on a Gilmore Girls-inspired cookbook. Kristi Carlson, with experience as a cook, baker, and caterer, has set up a Kickstarter campaign to help fund Eat Like a Gilmore, which will be "a collection of recipes inspired by the chefs of Stars Hollow." Carlson says the book is meant for "people who truly 'get' the Gilmore way of life."
In her Kickstarter video announcing the project, Carlson explains the book will be broken down into three sections:
- "Items you would find on a menu in a small-town diner." Obviously, this is a tribute to Luke Danes and his eponymous restaurant in Stars Hollow, Conn.
- "Foods you would feel comfortable serving at a Friday night dinner." Here's some necessary respect paid to Emily and Richard Gilmore.
- "Food you might see served at a charming, eclectic, independent inn." These recipes surely would be approved by Sookie St. James.
Donations for the project range from $2, which allows a Gilmore fan to suggest a recipe and receive a "thank you" from Carlson, up to $1,000. That amount gets a generous supporter one Eat Like a Gilmore gift set, five signed books, and a party for six catered by Carlson. As of this story, 122 backers have contributed more than $5,000 toward the $20,000 goal. Donations will be accepted through Saturday, April 16.
Gilmore Girls is only the latest beloved production to inspire a cookbook. Bob's Burgers, Star Wars, and Modern Family are a few examples of entertainment icons that recently have received the treatment.
See Carlson's Kickstarter video below.