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The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men
By Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin
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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 entr©e 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.

Sample Recipes:

* 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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What People Are Saying

There's no doubt that "The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook" by Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin will please fans of the hit TV drama "Mad Men"...This cookbook is definitely an enjoyable read for anyone interested in the decade of the 1960s whether or not they are fans of the show.

— Donna Pilato at

[The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook] is like a nifty culinary time capsule . . . it's the next best thing to being there.


Mad Men isn't all about booze-swilling: There are also meals–plenty of meals. This stylish cookbook offers recipes for food that appears on the show, whether it's Betty's Turkey Tetrazzini or Sal's Spaghetti and Meatballs.

— AM New York

Why give a ho-hum, everyday cookbook when you could give one that’s Don Draper-approved instead? This book serves up more than 70 recipes from the show . . . as well as oodles of historical detail . . . The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook is sure to appeal to foodies, history buffs, and Mad Men fans alike!

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