Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Club soda?

Its faithful know that Gilmore Girls is the foodiest show on TV. Sookie cooks fancy and Luke cooks plain. The Gilmores eat formal meals across a silly enormous dining room table. The girls get plenty of takeout and in one episode Lorelai "cooks" by pouring salad dressing into a bag of prewashed greens, shaking it up, and plunging her fork in.

It's a pretty beveragey show, too. In practically every episode we see the girls drinking Luke's coffee, and at the Gilmore friday night dinners (a comforting Jewish custom observed by the waspiest of wasps) there are always cocktails: a Manhattan for Emily, a Martini for Lorelai, and Scotch for Richard. (My hunch is that of the show's two main writers it is Daniel rather than Amy who is more into food and drink. Amy wrote last week's ep; Daniel this week's.)

I've been almost completely thrilled with this season's first two episodes but its drink moments are curious. In the season premiere Luke and Lorelai toast their engagement with Zima. That was a comic bit, and it worked all right, but having them quaff some Kabbalah might have offered more yuks. Then last night Rory announced that club soda is her drink of choice. She might not be 21, but I say she could use something with a bit more of a kick.


Blogger the sad billionaire said...

Yup, SB back from the dead! How's it going, Haverchuk?
I really like the GG's obsession with food. I thought the episode when Jackson deep-fries the Thanksgiving turkey was hi-larious. Also David (Gruber) Allen (is that his name?) opening the farmer's market across from Doosee's. Classik! Didn't care for the Sooky getting upset about the lukeward risotto review too much.
BTW, last night's episode was really good. I am now cautiously optimistic about GGs season VI. But I liked the runaway bride and "Scooter" Libby references, and return of "Korn" jokes very much! And, of course, lorelai's pooch. Adorable.

4:31 PM  
Blogger femme feral said...

I thought last night's episode was much better. The stuff with rory and emily is really fascinating.

They should put out a gg cookbook!

What do you think is in sookie's stuffed zuchinni blossoms?

1:24 AM  
Blogger mzn said...

Perhaps cheese? That's what I would stuff them with.

11:38 AM  

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