If you were born in the late 70s or early 80s then you may have a slight recollection of Northern Exposure as a show you channel surfed right past while searching for Beavis and Butthead or The Simpsons or some other show that looked less like the people at your parents’ church decided to make a TV series.
But if you manage to find a way to rewatch it, you might be surprised at how much you enjoy it. Imagine Twin Peaks if it got hit in the head with a baseball bat as infant and got held back a few grades minus any of the metaphysical Horror elements and you’ve pretty much got Northern Exposure. Quirky townsfolk in Alaska being quirky, etc.
The show was huge for about half a decade. And, as with most TV shows that were popular around that time, the swag abounds.
Here we have a cookbook full of recipes given by the characters of the show. Thankfully, traditional Alaskan fare, such as whale blubber, are absent. Rather the cookbook is full of surprisingly delicious “American” fare, like meatloaf and stews.