Friday, June 7, 2013

Miki's Cooking Mad Men Style!

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 entrĂ©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.

* 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

HERE is an excerpt to get you started.

Miki says:
"I am a huge fan of Mad Men, so when my eye caught the spine of this gem, I could not have been more excited. This is not just your typical cook book.  Gelman and Zheutlin somehow found a way to tie in a history of New York City, an episode guide to Mad Men, stunning photographs, and a fantastic collection of recipes.  I have never read a cookbook from cover to cover, but this one made me feel like I was getting so much out of it, I couldn't put it down.  Not only do the recipes sound fantastic for a viewing party or retro night, but it also offers plenty of information for your next conversation starter.  This book just has so many fine points, it is impossible to fit them all into one review.  I can't wait for the next episode.  My kitchen will certainly be churning out some good food and some classic cocktails."

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