A Guide to Eating Your Way Through the 'Gilmore Girls' Revival
Whether you've been a fan of the show since day one or became an addict when Netflix scooped it up two years ago, Lorelai and Rory are back—and (let's hope!) better than ever. The 90-minute episodes will follow the dynamic mother-daughter duo through a year of their life in the fictional small town of Star's Hollow, and, if old principles apply, there will be food. Channel your inner Lorelai or Rory and spike your blood sugar with quintessential Gilmore favorites like ice cream and Pop Tarts. If you do it right, this day might just eclipse turkey day as the biggest—and potentially most disgusting—food holiday of the year. —Allison Russo
Since Year in the Life is debuting the day after Thanksgiving starting midnight PST/3amEST, you're gonna need all the caffeine you can get. Forget staying up late for Santa—we're waiting up for the Gilmores. Pull a Lorelai and ask for coffee in an IV.
P.S. Add some authenticity with a classic Luke's mug.
Whether it's a late night cheeseburger or an early morning coffee, the Gilmore Girls eat a ridiculous amount of their meals at Luke’s Diner. Even if you can’t make it to Stars Hollow, start Gilmore Girls revival day with a stack of pancakes for a true diner breakfast.GO TO RECIPE
Another Luke’s specialty, these women have a thing for cheeseburgers and French fries. Make your own fast food-style burgers at home—extra cheese, hold the lettuce and tomato. (God forbid one of the Gilmores accidentally eats a vegetable.) In the eternal words of Lorelai Gilmore: “I would like a cheeseburger, with a side of cheeseburger, and see if they can make me a cheeseburger smoothie.”GO TO RECIPE
You could order Chinese food, or you could take a stab at making your own. This lo mein only takes half an hour to prepare—it’ll be ready faster than it takes to run to Doose’s Market for soda. Channel your inner Paris Geller: “No men. Just lots and lots of Chinese food.” Serve the noodles in Al’s Pancake World cartons for a taste of Stars Hollow.
Even though Emily Gilmore thinks meatballs cause too much excitement, we think it's the ultimate Gilmore pizza topping. Whether it’s moving Rory into Yale or having a movie night at home in Stars Hollow, pizza is a staple in the Gilmore household. (Actually, it’s one of Lorelai’s four major food groups.)GO TO RECIPE
The most logical ice cream flavor for a Gilmore Girls watching party is clearly coffee. Brooklyn creamery Ample Hills took a Lorelai and Rory-inspired flavor to the next level with coffee-chocolate pudding ice cream, snickerdoodles (remember “Oy, with the poodles”) and pink Pop-Tart-inspired sprinkles.
Lorelai Gilmore's go-to drink is a gin martini—most often imbibed during Friday night dinners with her parents. Take a cue from LG and sip away holiday stress with this classic cocktail.GO TO RECIPE