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Hungry for Mad Men?
The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook
Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men
By Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin
UNOFFICIAL AND UNAUTHORIZED
Dine like Draper and Drink like Sterling with More Than 70 Recipes from the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants Seen on Mad Men
Ever wish you could mix an Old Fashioned just the way Don Draper likes it? Or prepare Oysters Rockefeller and a martini the way they did fifty years ago at one of Roger Sterling’s favorite haunts, The Grand Central Oyster Bar? Ever wonder how Joan Harris manages to prepare a perfect crown roast in her tiny apartment kitchen? Or about the connection between Jackie Kennedy’s 1962 White House tour and Betty Draper’s Valentine’s Day room service order?
The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook serves up more than 70 recipes to satisfy a Mad Men appetite! From the tables of Manhattan’s most legendary restaurants and bars to the Drapers’ Around the World dinner, this book is your entrée to the culinary world of Man Men-era New York.
Packed with period detail, The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook provides invaluable historical and cultural context for the food and drink featured in the show, tips on throwing a successful ’60s cocktail party, and even a guide to favored Mad Men hangouts. Every recipe inside is authentic to the time.
Whether you’re planning a Mad Men-themed dinner party, need to mix up some authentic Mad Men cocktails, or just can’t get enough of the show itself, this is your essential resource, a guide to all foods and drinks Mad Men. So hang up your coat, pour yourself a cocktail, and get ready to dine like Draper and drink like Sterling with The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook.
Includes a color photo insert of 16 dishes, plus additional black and white photos and other images of bars, restaurants, and food advertisements from the 1960s.
* Playboy Whiskey Sour
* Sardi’s Steak Tartar
* Connie’s Waldorf Salad
* Sal’s Spaghetti and Meatballs
* Pat Nixon’s Date Nut Bread
* Lindy’s Cherry Cheesecake
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We here at Smart Pop may be the only Mad Men fans in the world that aren’t upset that the show’s fifth season was delayed until early 2012. Why? Because we—along with authors Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin—have been hard at work this year on The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook, hitting shelves December 2011.
If you’re a Mad Men foodie, the only thing better than trying the recipes from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook would be eating at the restaurants featured in the show. Thanks to very generous donations from some of the food establishments that contributed to the book (pictured above), now you can!
Starting immediately through midnight on April 6, 2012 (CST), you can enter our “Dine Like a Mad Man” sweepstakes for a real chance to dine like Draper and drink like Sterling...
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What People Are Saying
[The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook] turns out to be a delightful evocation of nostalgia-Americana—like the television series itself, which uses food/dining/drinking as cultural props that highlight the ambiance and mores of America in the sixties...The serious fun comes from the research and period detail, as well as detailing the recipes referenced in each episode.
The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook did not disappoint. It was the perfect blend of Mad Men recaps paired with the booze and food consumed on the show with a shot of historical context on the side.
This book is perfect for any Mad Men fan who is an expert in the kitchen or a novice trying to host a dinner party for friends...Are you ready to host your very own Mad Men party, or cook a Betty Draper-inspired meal? Then this book is a must-have!
There's so much wonderful information on each and every page that it's difficult to NOT read the entire book as a book and not just a cookbook. Even if you're not a fan of the show, you will appreciate this book if you're interested in the following: classic dishes, food trends, the 60's, New York City, New York City in the 60's, kitschy cooking, throwing parties, drinking booze, throwing parties with booze, throwing theme parties, eating, learning stuff you didn't already know, and cookbook collecting.
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