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Eat Like A Gilmore: DAILY CRAVINGS -An Unofficial 2nd set of recipes from the show "Gilmore Girls" - the follow-up to "Eat Like A Gilmore".
Eat Like A Gilmore: DAILY CRAVINGS -An Unofficial 2nd set of recipes from the show "Gilmore Girls" - the follow-up to "Eat Like A Gilmore".
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  • This project is Unofficial. It is neither licensed nor endorsed by the show's creators or producers.
  • Special thanks to Tim David Kelly for filming & music & Ian Harbilas for video editing.

Once upon a time there was a show about a young mother and her teenage daughter. They lived in a small, quirky, charming Connecticut town. These two young women talked fast, drank coffee....and ate. A lot. Rather ironically, they didn't cook. Instead, they cleverly surrounded themselves with people who did various sorts of cooking, baking, cocktail mixing and candy making. Eventually, the young mother even married the owner of the town's diner.

I know these women and I have grown to love this town. I think of it, sometimes, as my imaginary home. I visit it often. When I do, I often wish I could eat the same foods these two young women eat, episode after episode.

About a year and a half ago this wish - to eat all the decadent, delicious, comforting foods the young women ate - came true. I got to make a cookbook. It was generously funded by people who had the same wish I did! In this book are recipes for many of the foods we have seen the two young women eat; over 100 different foods!

But, I know there are more. You know there are more. Perhaps that's why you're here. Is it?

If so, please keep reading.  

EAT LIKE A GILMORE 

The first book - "Eat Like A Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls" came out in Oct, 2016. It contains a variety of foods from the show, with recipes ranging in difficulty from Rory-level beginner to Sookie-level expert. Each recipe begins with a written introduction detailing how and where the food fits into the show. 

If this is the first you're hearing of it - EAT LIKE A GILMORE is still available today through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, independent bookstores throughout the US, libraries and international booksellers.

But not every food we want (need) a recipe for is included in this book.

So now the time has come to create another book - one which includes recipes for all the foods we still want to make at home.

Eat Like A Gilmore: Daily Cravings

Introducing EAT LIKE A GILMORE: DAILY CRAVINGS - the 2nd Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls 

What will be included in this new book?

#1 Priority - let's include everything you all have told me you wished was in the original book, but wasn't. I have a list! It includes everything from Lobster Bisque to Apple Pandowdy

Next, let's put everything in this book that I wanted to put into the original book but couldn't due to budget and time constraints. Things like Osso Buco, Bagels, Broccoli Tarts, Lobster Pot Pie, Roasted Turkey Legs and the rather divisive Marzipan

Need more? Me too!

Eat Like A Gilmore: Daily Cravings will also feature all the stuff we crave most:

Pizza!

Last time I figured you all would rather just order pizza - it's quicker and easier, after all. But I've heard so many times that you wish pizza recipes would have been in the cookbook. So, in this second book let's pizza it up!

Chinese Food!

Like Pizza - I thought you all would rather order Chinese Food. Turns out - there are a lot of you who would like to make your own. How fun! For this new book, I'm taking on the chicken column (and more) so you can, too.

Pop Tarts!

I am on a personal mission to make a homemade version which tastes so much like the original we could host blindfolded taste tests and people wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Will I hit the mark? See how I do! (Hint: I have a secret ingredient lined up already)

Pie!

This new book needs to embrace pie in a big way. Let's have a full chapter of nothing but pie - fruit pies, custard pies, pot pies, ALL THE PIES! 

In addition, I'm planning to include:

  • Korean "Health" Foods
  • Soda Shop Favorites 
  • Bake Sale Goodies  
  • Festival Foods 
  • Hangover Survival Food
  • Date Night Entrees
  • Fancy Party Fare
  • Foods for Wallowing
  • ....and more!

Think about everything you could possibly want from the show that wasn't in the first book - Tacos, Burritos, Homemade Ice Cream, Cherry Danish, Homemade Jam, Spaghetti & Wheatballs, Chocolate Eclairs

  • The Lemonade & Salty Nuts from the Spring Festival
  • The Chicken Piccata Lane had at her prom with Dave
  • The Crab & Avocado amuse-boush Rory had at Logan's birthday dinner
  • Emily's Lobster Puffs 
  • Mocha Crunch Cream cake from Weston's 
  • the Popcorn Balls Sookie was supposed to make for the kids' birthday party

....and so much more!

Okay, before I get too carried away talking about all this food, let's talk about money. 

BUDGET

The initial $15,000 budget will create a basic cookbook with a minimum of 60 recipes. Using very simple math, this is how the money breaks down:

  • 25% - Food to create recipes
  • 25% - Photography
  • 25% - Graphic Design 
  • 25% - Kickstarter Fees & Fulfillment

I'm budgeting conservatively because I don't know how many of you are going to want this second book....but I do know some of you are REALLY going to want this second book. (So am I!) So, I'm starting with a bare-minimum budget to make sure those of us who really want the book will get one. 

If a whole bunch of people want the book, and the campaign raises more than its budget, all of that additional money will go into enhancing the book with:

  • More recipes
  • More photos
  • More fun surprises

Do you need this book or know of someone who does? Pledge! You can preorder a book, or multiple books, or even get involved in the creation of the book itself. 

Let's make the very best Second Unofficial Cookbook anyone has ever imagined!

Risks and challenges

With a project like this, the only risk I see is a delay in production.
In the unlikely event of a delay, I will communicate it to backers as soon as I'm aware of it, and keep everyone updated with progress.

You can rest assured that the same team - me + Skyhorse Publishing - is in place working on the same delivery schedule. This process was far more uncertain the first time and we got through it with time to spare.

And you have my word - I will not blow the entire budget on a Hay Bale Maze.

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    First person to pledge for this will get their pick of which recipe they write about; second pledger will get second pick, etc.

    There is no application process for this option - if you feel comfortable writing about food & the show, I trust you'll do amazing work.

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    First person to contribute for this will get to pick which recipe to contribute, first. Second pledger gets second pick, etc.

    People who pledge for this will work directly with Kristi to decide upon a recipe. Eligible recipes are foods mentioned, eaten and/or shown on the show. There is not an option to use "inspired by" recipes.

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