If you are on any type of social media at the moment then you’re aware that the show “The Gilmore Girls” has recently been released on Netflix. This is a huge deal. Not only does the show feature strong women and witty humor, it also is deeply rooted in the Gilmore’s love of anything delicious. In honor of “The Gilmore Girls” making its Netflix debut this October, it’s only appropriate that we remember the times that the Gilmore’s absolutely killed it in the food department. Famous for copious amounts of coffee and junk food, let us celebrate the highlights.
1. “A Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving” Season 3 Episode 9
This episode features the ultimate Thanksgiving challenge; four dinners in one day. Lorelai and Rory attend dinners with tofu-turkey, classically prepared turkey, and the infamous deep-fried turkey. At least they didn’t have to go head-to-head with a turducken.
2. “The Bracebridge Dinner” Season 2 Episode 10
After being stuck with a dinner meant to entertain a corporate group from Chicago, Lorelai invites her friends of Starshollow to partake in a medieval style feast.
3. “Happy Birthday, Baby” Season 3 Episode 18
Being the angel of a daughter that she is, Rory plans a surprise party for Lorelai that involves a scheme to create the biggest pizza that the tri-county area has ever seen. This is the ultimate mother/daughter relationship goal, having your child make you a giant pizza.
4. “That’s What You Get, Folks, For Makin’ Whoopee” Season 7 Episode 2
This episode manages to combine a couple of my favorite things in one questionable, yet probably delicious, roll. Two words. Dessert Sushi.
5. “Jews and Chinese Food” Season 5 Episode 15
Rory and her friend Marty have a movie marathon in this episode, but honestly what really matters is that there was a table filled with pretzels from all over the world. German pumpernickel, San Francisco sourdough, and wasabi bites are just a few of the pretzels present in this episode.
6. “I Can’t Get Started” Season 2 Episode 22
It’s no secret that Sookie is the designated food connoisseur in the series, and she further proves she’s queen of all things food in her wedding episode. A five tiered wedding cake adorned with realistic looking sugar flowers is what Sookie creates for her guests to devour. As a flower and food enthusiast, this is probably the cake of my tween self’s dreams.
7. “The Lorelais’ First Day at Yale” Season 4 Episode 2
Being the cool mom that she is, Lorelai decides she needs to test out the local restaurants near Yale and then proceeds to order food from dozens of places. The tastiest take out menus, now that’s a topic worth studying.
There it is, the seven greatest food moments in Gilmore Girl history. Now it’s time to recreate as many of those meals as I possibly can.