The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men

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The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men

by Judy Gelman, Peter Zheutlin

BenBella Books, Inc. | November 29, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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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.

RECIPES INCLUDE:

* 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

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.68 in

Published: November 29, 2011

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1936661411

ISBN - 13: 9781936661411

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The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men

by Judy Gelman, Peter Zheutlin

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.68 in

Published: November 29, 2011

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1936661411

ISBN - 13: 9781936661411

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INTRODUCTION When we first walked into the offices of Sterling Cooper, metaphorically speaking, we knew Mad Men was going to transport us to another time. It wasn’t the retro look of the office furnishings or the décor, or even the fashions, though they helped. It was the background chorus of a hundred electric typewriters clicking away. Mad Men ’s obsessive attention to period detail also extends to its food: what its characters eat and drink, how they eat and drink it, and where. We grew up in the 1960s just a few miles from Manhattan, so many of the foods and kitchen and restaurant scenes brought back childhood memories. When we saw Betty Draper serve Turkey Tetrazzini and stuffed celery, or Carla, the Draper’s housekeeper, serve potato salad it was as if we had been transported back to our mothers’ kitchens. When the Draper kids watch Don break out another bottle of Canadian Club or the neighbors come over for bridge night, it reminded us of nights we’d sneak halfway down the stairs in our pajamas to take a peak at our parents and their friends enjoying cocktails and cards. Judy has a long track record pairing food and literature in two previous cookbooks she co-authored, which naturally extended to curiosity about the food in Mad Men . But when friends learned we were writing a Mad Men -themed cookbook, many were surprised: there was food ? All they seemed to remember was a lot of drinking, and maybe Betty making breakfast or dinner in
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Table of Contents

Introduction Cocktails Don’s Old Fashioned and Roger’s Martini Trader Vic’s Mai Tai The Pierre Hotel’s Irish Coffee P.J. Clarke’s Sidecar and Vesper Classic Algonquin Cocktail Peggy’s Brandy Alexander Sterling Cooper Jade and Bacardi Stinger Bridge Night Tom Collins The ‘21’ Bloody Mary Stork Club Cocktail The Beverly Hills Hotel Royal Hawaiian Vodka Gimlet Peggy and Paul’s Bacardi Rum Frappé Jane Sterling’s Mint Julep The Dublin House Rusty Nail Canadian Clubhouse Punch and Lucky Strike Holiday Eggnog Joan’s Blue Hawaii The Oak Bar Manhattan Playboy Whiskey Sour Appetizers Betty’s Stuffed Celery Classic Shrimp Cocktail Sterling Cooper Blini and Caviar Pete’s California Dip Oysters Rockefeller Jerry’s Deviled Eggs Sardi’s Steak Tartar Betty’s Around the World Dinner: Gazpacho and Rumaki Palm Springs Chile Rellenos Rockefeller Fundraiser Hors d’Oeuvre Egg Rolls Sterling Cooper Style Forum of the Twelve Caesars’ Golden Eggs of Crassus and Marinated Olives Barbetta’s Roasted Fresh Peppers alla Bagna Cauda Salads Jackie Kennedy’s Avocado and Crabmeat Mimosa Sardi’s Hearts of Palm Salad The Palm’s Wedge Salad Carla’s Potato Salad Keens’s Caesar Salad Connie’s Waldorf Salad Main Courses Sole Amandine Waldorf Style with Julia Child’s Potatoes Au Gratin Trudy’s Rib Eye in the Pan Beef Wellington Betty’s Turkey Tetr
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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.

RECIPES INCLUDE:

* 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

About the Author

Judy Gelman is co-author of The Book Club Cookbook: Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club''s Favorite Books and Authors (Penguin, 2004), the first cookbook designed for book discussion groups. The second edition of The Book Club Cookbook will be published in 2012.

She is also co-author The Kids'' Book Club Book: Reading Ideas, Activities, and Smart Tips for Organizing Terrific Kids'' Book Clubs (Penguin, 2007) and Table of Contents: From Breakfast with Anita Diamant to Dessert with James Patterson - a Generous Helping of Recipes, Writings and Insights from Today''s Bestselling Authors (Adams, 2010). She is co-creator of bookclubcookbook.com and kidsbookclubbook.com. She speaks about cooking, food and reading to book and food enthusiasts across the country.

Peter Zheutlin is the author of Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry’s Extraordinary Ride (Citadel Press, 2007) and the co-author, with Thomas B. Graboys, M.D., of Life in the Balance: A Physician’s Memoir of Life, Love and Loss with Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia (Union Square Press, 2008). He is also the co-author, with Robert P. Smith, of Riches Among the Ruins: Adventures in the Dark Corners of the Global Economy (Amacom, 2009). Mr. Zheutlin has also written for The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, The New England Quarterly and numerous other publications in the U.S. and abroad.

Editorial Reviews

"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." — Associated Press "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 "As fun as the book is, Gelman and Zheutlin offer solid, well-researched recipes that can be confidently served to guests." — Publishers Weekly "A culinary love letter to the award-winning drama." — The Boston Herald " 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 "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]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 "Beautifully pu
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