Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Chef Sarah Elizabeth and I have been binging and the discussing the original seven seasons and sharing recipes inspired by the show for almost 2 months now.
Since I binged like a champion, I've been done for a couple of weeks now. So, while I may have shared my thoughts on the series finale last week, my Wednesdays are reserved indefinitely for hanging with the girls. I'll pull ideas from random (and often seasonally appropriate) episodes and share other random Gilmore Girls inspired fun.
Today I'm featuring a must-have for all GG lovers—the "unofficial cookbook for fans of Gilmore Girls" called Eat Like A Gilmore. In 2015, author Kristi Carlson, a fan since the original airing of the very first episode in 2000, got tired of waiting around for somebody to write a cookbook dedicated to life in Stars Hollow (and beyond, you know), and did it herself.
Shockingly Delicious) who tagged me on another friend's (Nikki of Nik Snacks) facebook status talking about Eat Like a Gilmore. I ordered it on the spot...just like she knew I would.
There's all sorts of fun recipes in the book, ranging from some basic coffee drinks (because, duh) to Miss Patty's Founders Day Punch to the Macaroni & Cheese in a Jalapeño-Chipotle Cream Sauce that Sookie tried to serve at a kid's party to Dean's favorite Rocky Road Cookies.
I have a bunch of recipes tagged to try, homemade Beef-A-Roni being at the top, but today I'm sharing this Pineapple Cranberry Chutney, which was inspired by Season 2, Episode 13 "A-Tisket, A-Tasket". It's a yearly tradition in Stars Hollow for the girls to pack a basket with lunch fare to be auctioned off to the menfolk. The winning bidder then gets to eat lunch with the maker of their basket.
The baskets are supposed to be anonymous, but never really are. This led to a bidding war between Dean and Jess for Rory's basket (which Jess won - yay!), Lorelai begging Luke to bid on hers so she wouldn't have to eat with one of the guys Miss Patty was trying to set her up with, and Jackson refusing to bid on Sookie's basket due to an earlier "misunderstanding".
While they are negotiating, Kirk is lifting things from the basket and asks Jackson if he had any idea what was in a certain jar. Jackson replies that it's Pineapple Cranberry Chutney, to which Kirk replies "yech". Ummmm, what!? Yum! With Thanksgiving just a week away, I thought not only would it be a delicious time to try the chutney, but also very seasonally appropriate.
Add it to your Thanksgiving table for a savory and SPICY addition to the meal. It's an awesome addition to a cheese tray or perfectly at home on a leftover turkey sandwich, as well.
If you enjoyed this post, I hope you'll drop in on my weekly coffee klatch discussions and get more recipes inspired by Gilmore Girls here on All Roads Lead to the Kitchen, and also at Chef Sarah Elizabeth's blog. Copper Boom!
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Pineapple Cranberry Chutney + Eat Like a Gilmore Cookbook ReviewWednesday, November 16, 2016
Michiana-based food writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, dark beer, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.