The ‘Gilmore Girls’ Cookbook We’ve All Been Waiting for Is Finally Here (And 12 Other Gifts for Die Hard Fans)

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Anyone familiar with “Gilmore Girls” knows that food plays just as big a part in the show’s storylines as Rory and Lorelai’s constant rotation of love interests and the absurdly entertaining residents of Stars Hallow.

It makes sense then that the beloved CW series, created by Amy Sherman Palladino, finally has its own cookbook dedicated to some of the most memorable meals shown on screen. The “Gilmore Girls: Official Cookbook” comes out in April, but has already become a #1 bestseller on Amazon after becoming available for pre-order.

The comprehensive book includes more than 50 recipes, such as Sookie’s risotto and Luke’s famous classic cheeseburger. Fans will also enjoy the gorgeous full-color photos that fill each page, featuring scenes from the show and the dishes themselves, in addition to Michael’s hosting advice and Emily Gilmore’s etiquette tips.

Nearly 15 years have passed since the hit show aired its final season in 2007 but it boasts impressive lasting power with the original fans that watched from the beginning, in addition to a new cohort that were introduced to the the beloved Gilmore clan and their rapid-fire dialogue when it hit Netflix in 2014.

The new cookbook makes the perfect gift for any “Gilmore Girls” fans you know. But if your friend doesn’t fancy themself a chef, check out more “Gilmore Girls”-inspired merch to shop below:

Gilmore Girls: The Official Cookbook (10% Off)

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Cook up Sookie’s risotto, Mrs. Kim’s flaxseed muffins or  Luke’s classic cheeseburger from this thorough cookbook that includes more than 50 recipes inspired by the hit show. In addition to helpful step-by-step instructions, the book also includes gorgeous photos of some of the show’s best scenes, and hilarious hosting tips from fan-favorite characters such as Micheal, Emily Gilmore and Sookie.

Gilmore Girls Cookbook $32.99  $22.66 Buy It

Luke’s Diner Mug

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The fuel that runs “Gilmore Girls,” and most of Stars Hollow, is Luke’s Diner. Without Luke’s there would be no coffee, so no Lorelai and Rory, no star-crossed love looks and definitely no fast-paced banter. The ultimate piece of “Gilmore Girls” merch is — and always will be — the Luke’s coffee cup.

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‘Oy With The Poodles Already’ Pencils

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“Oy with the poodles already!” A classic line, presented on a classic writing device. Pay homage to the brilliant lines from Stars Hollow’s past while simultaneously nodding to the very profession that propelled the youngest Gilmore.

'Gilmore Girls' Pencils $5.00 Buy It

Luke’s Diner Framed Art

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Both the very first scene and very last shot of “Gilmore Girls” starts off in Luke’s Diner, a mainstay of the set that remains home to some of the most memorable scenes throughout all seven seasons. It’s from behind the counter that Luke finds out about his long-lost daughter for the first time, and on the floor that Lorelai proposes to Luke in a hasty but heartfelt moment. It’s also where Luke’s sister Liz gets danced on by a stripper during her bachelorette party, and in an unfortunate turn of events, even becomes the collateral damage of Kirk’s infamous car crash. Celebrate the beloved Luke’s diner with this gorgeous print.

Stars Hollow Print $15 Buy It

Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham (52% Off)

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In this collection of personal essays, which became an instant New York Times bestseller upon its release, Lauren Graham details her experience making her way in Hollywood, packed with behind-the-scenes dispatches from her eight years on the set of “Gilmore Girls” as Lorelai. Some of the essays touch on more personal aspects of her life, like finding love in such a chaotic industry, while some share insight into how she picked up the iconic ten years later in the “Gilmore Girls” revival “A Year in the Life.”

Talking as Fast as I Can (From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls) by Lauren Graham $28.00  $11.00 Buy It

Dragonfly Inn Keychain (31% Off)

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Lorelai and Sookie (Melissa McCarthy) proved that no vision is too big when they transformed a tired old structure into the inn of their dreams: the Dragonfly Inn. Whether you’re a plain old fan of the show or you need a reminder that good things can happen to you, too, this replica keychain is a sweet addition to any collection. Designed to look just like one of the inn’s room keys, you’ll be reminded of the Gilmore journey every time you use it. And the best part is that you don’t have to face off against a grumpy French concierge in order to get your hands on it, either.

Dragonfly Inn Keychain $15.99  $10.99 Buy It

Ceramic Takeout Containers

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Fans (and Luke) may have been concerned with the sheer amount of takeout that Lorelai and Rory ordered throughout all seven seasons of the show. Seeing the duo cook was a rare occurrence, although once in a while they did manage to procure some Tater Tots or Pop Tarts. Whether you fancy yourself a chef or prefer the takeout route yourself, these reusable takeout containers are an environmentally friendly way to enjoy all kinds of delicious eats. Especially if you go the true Gilmore way, and order one of everything with plans to eat the rest all week long.

Ceramic Takeout Containers $41.82 Buy It



An Oversized Knit Sweater (50% Off)

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Lorelai and Rory were often mistaken for sisters, and not just because Lorelai was 16 when she had her daughter. Lorelai’s comfy but chic style is the stuff of mom goals everywhere, so it’s no wonder that Rory sometimes raided her closet. Invoke her fall style as you too wait for the first big snowfall with an oversized knit sweater that easily transitions into the winter season with the addition of a scarf and boots.


A Gin Kit

Would Lorelai have survived so many Friday night dinners without her go-to drink, a gin martini? Despite Emily (Kelly Bishop) and her best efforts to derail her daughter with a Sidecar, we’ve lost count of how many of these drinks Lorelai had to sip on over the years while putting up with her parents’ shenanigans. If you’ve got some time on your hands, why not concoct your own gin with a craft brewing kit. You can call it “Dragonfly Gin,” or some other punny, Gilmore-worthy name.

Craft a Brew Gin Kit $39.99 Buy It

A Durable Ice Bucket (33% Off)

Speaking of uncomfortable Friday night dinners, Richard (Edward Herrmann) always made sure those drawn out, pre-dinner cocktail moments were made somewhat more bearable with a loaded bar cart and plenty of fresh ice. Well, what better way to keep that ice cold than with a durable and stylish, double-walled ice bucket? Add it to your bar cart to feel like you too are living the high life like Emily and Richard.

Oggi Insulated Ice Bucket $44.99  $29.99 Buy It


Yale Crewneck

Sure, a Harvard sweatshirt might be right for the earlier season, but true fans know that the correct answer for where Rory will go to college is Yale. Go bulldogs.

Yale Crewneck $48.95 Buy It


Doose’s Market Bag

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Ponder the big questions like, “why did Sookie keep 52 watermelons above dishwasher in her kitchen” while running errands with your Doose’s market reusable bag.

Doose's Market Bag $19.95 Buy It


A Whimsical Journal

Rory had lots of big ideas about her life and future, ideas that sometimes even she needed to jot down lest she forget. Plot out all of your dreams, hopes and random musings with your own whimsical journal. And don’t forget to take plenty of extra notes so that the next time you stop talking to your mom, you can tell her everything she missed in detail when you make up.

Persian Grove Journal $12.99  $11.69 Buy It

Gilmore Girls Complete Reading List: Season One

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Over its seven-season run, Rory was seen with her nose in more than 300 different novels. Those are some pretty serious literary ambitions, but if you want to brush up on your own required reading list like the Yale graduate, this motivational poster details exactly which novels you should invest your time in. Hang it up in your Gilmore-inspired reading nook, or perhaps in a home office or dorm room, and find pretty inspiration the next time you’re looking for a good read.

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