What People Are Saying About The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

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 About.com

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

— AlDenteBlog.com

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!

— Nalissa at BettyConfidential.com

Why give a ho-hum, everyday cookbook when you could give one that’s Don Draper-approved instead?...The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook is sure to appeal to foodies, history buffs, and Mad Men fans alike!

— Nalissa at BettyConfidential.com

Surprisingly informative . . . It becomes clear that all the meals and snacks prepared, consumed, offered, and rejected on the series tell a story. . . Use the book as a primer for seasons 1 through 4 while you wait impatiently, bowl of homemade Chex Mix close at hand, for season 5 to air at long last.

— Bookforum

I highly recommend  THE UNOFFICIAL MAD MEN COOKBOOK for fans of Mad Men or readers who are interested in early 1960s culture. You will not want to miss out on this very fun (and very informative) cookbook.

— Julie at Booking Mama

The recipes are great and the book is fun and quirky. I love the Mad Men spin on a book of classic 1950s and 60s recipes.

— Michelle at College Candy

Beautifully put together . . . it has a retro feel with a touch of timelessness . . . a must-have for any Mad Men fan.

— Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

The book does a terrific job of tying popular period recipes into specific episodes and 1960’s New York. A definite recommendation for Mad Men fans.

— Alison at Cooking with Friends

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.

— Rachel at Drink of the Week

All in all, the book is a fascinating mix of history and culture, as reflected in the food and people of the era.

— FoodChannel.com

For the budding chef or burgeoning mixologist the recipes in The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook are a chance to really test your throwback brawn in the kitchen with style, flair, and a touch of mid-century glamor. While for the seasoned foodie it is a walk through the history of the American table. And it is the definitive guide to all the best cocktails and snacks for your Mad Men premiere party–the party for which I am anxiously awaiting my email invitation.

— Girl's Guide to the Galaxy

Fantastic, well-researched and presented cookbook.  The bits of history and period facts entwined with the scenes from the show and how each specific dish/drink presented in the book fits with the characters is brilliant.  Fun for Mad Men fans, those who remember the '60's, and those who love to cook and eat.

— Heather at GirliChef.com

A treat! It's like going back to our parents' time and childhood with a very different eye in terms of where we are in the culinary world today. A fascinating culinary time warp.

— Evan Kleiman at Good Food, KCRW (NPR) Los Angeles

Mad Men's seemingly authentic representation of 1960s America stems from its attention to historical detail–in terms of wardrobe, set dressing and cultural references–without ever crossing into kitsch. The food on the show is no exception . . . Happily, every canape, chile relleno and deviled egg has been collected into the The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook–a collection of recipes and historical context for nearly every bite or sip consumed on the show.

— LA Weekly

This is definitely a must-have for any "Mad Men" fan who is planning a premiere party in March – I imagine there will be plenty of them and what better to serve than Don Draper's signature Old Fashion with a side of pineapple upside-down cake?

— Katie at Ledger-Enquirer.com

Part cookbook, part annotated episode guide, this entertaining read has everything the die-hard Mad Men fan needs to host a fantastic cocktail party.

— Library Journal

Part cookbook, part annotated episode guide, this entertaining read has everything the die-hardMad Men fan needs to host a fantastic cocktail party.

— Library Journal

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.

— Victoria at Mission: Food

Authors Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin have paid as much attention to period detail as the show's creators by tracking down versions of recipes that would have been served during the Mad Men era.

— Jennifer at MySanAntonio.com

Season 5 of Mad Men won’t premiere until March, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a jump-start on the festivities by throwing your very own soir©e . . . But stiff drinks aside, how do you ensure your retro menu is period-appropriate? For that, turn to The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men.

— New York Post

[I]t is obvious that I would greet the [Unofficial] Mad Men Cookbook with extravagant enthusiasm. And I couldn’t resist [the] recipe for cream cheese and nut balls–the perfect appetiser for your suitably retro cocktail hour.

— Nigella Lawson

As fun as the book is, Gelman and Zheutlin offer solid, well-researched recipes that can be confidently served to guests.

— Publishers Weekly

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!

— Julie at Small Kitchen College

The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook is so pure: '60s classics like mushroom canapes on melba toast, turkey tetrazzini, chicken kiev. We love it!

— The Art of Eating Magazine

Offbeat salute to the AMC series.

— The Baltimore Sun

A culinary love letter to the award-winning drama.

— The Boston Herald

A more classic selection of original New York recipes has perhaps never been assembled . . . an entertaining collection, well-researched and ready for your weekend soirees and viewing parties.

— The Bowery Boys

This is an entertaining collection of New York recipes, well-researched, and ready for your weekend soirees and viewing parties.

— The Bowery Boys

The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook is a flashback to the days of My Three Sons, Leave it to Beaver, and the Donna Reed Show all wrapped up in a neat bundle with a fun romp through the food of that era. If you wish you had grown up in the 1960s, relish the idea of having a cocktail hour every night or wish it was still appropriate to wear a silk chiffon dress and pearls to go to the grocery store, you will love this book.

— The Heritage Cook

The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook is a flashback to the days of My Three Sons,Leave it to Beaver, and the Donna Reed Show all wrapped up in a neat bundle with a fun romp through the food of that era. If you wish you had grown up in the 1960s, relish the idea of having a cocktail hour every night or wish it was still appropriate to wear a silk chiffon dress and pearls to go to the grocery store, you will love this book...I recommend you go out and buy this cookbook. It is guaranteed to put you in a good mood and give you ideas for many dinner parties.

— Jane at The Heritage Cook

If you can’t wait for Mad Men and Jon Hamm’s face to get back on the air . . . whet your appetite with The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook . . . It takes home cooks back to the culinary world of 1960s America.

— The Miami Herald

Border[ing] on culinary anthropology . . . the cookbook offers an exhaustive history of New York dining in the 1960s, right down to the actual recipes used in Draper haunts like Sardi's and The Grand Central Oyster Bar.

— The New York Times

While we desperately wait for the new season to arrive and console ourselves by watching AMC reruns and past episodes on Netflix, the book provides a new way of reliving the glory of the past, while building anticipation for the future.

— Yasmin at TheDailyMeal.com

[The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook is] an absolute must for any fan. It has more than 70 authentic recipes taken from the kitchens, restaurants and bars seen on Mad Men. It’s a go to for anyone who wants to throw a retro shindig, Mad Men fan or not.

— Stef at We Heart This

[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.

— Ro Howe at Women's Voices for Change

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