The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Dine like Draper and Drink like Sterling: Recipes to Satisfy a Mad Men Appetite
UNOFFICIAL AND UNAUTHORIZED
The appeal of AMC's award-winning period drama Mad Men, shortly to begin its fifth season, lies as much in its painstaking portrait of 1960s America as in the emotional lives of its characters. In The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook, Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin explore the show's culinary backdrop, from the food we see on the table at Sterling C...more
It's interesting that someone would watch the series again under the filter of what characters ate & drank. I mean, it was integral to the series and was noticed by myself, but these authors got very precise.
As someone who is fascinated by retro recipes, famous old restaurants, and nostalgia in general, I really enjoyed this.
The only criticism is that it seemed to only go through Season 4. I would love to see a complete version of this.
First things first: I was instantly impressed with the dedication that the editors seemed to show, for this cookbook. The introduction tells us that the goal was to create it as true to the time period as possible, including digging up the older versions of recipes from restaurants seen in show. They didn't satisfy themselves with just getting the recipes, they made sure they were historically accurate. As someone who is at times disappointed b ...more
If you are looking for a fun gift for a Mad Men fanatic, this little gimmick will do the trick. I'd wrap this book up with a set of martini glasses and stir sticks and call ...more
American trade with the Middle Kingdom began in February 1784, when the ship, "Empress of China," captained by John Green, set sail from New York on a previously uncharted course - the only gu ...more
The book describes best its raison d'être: "To ensure an authentic Mad Men experience, every recipe is introduced through a specific scene in the show. And to enhance your enjoyment of the food and drink we scoured period cookbooks and magazines for tips on throwing a successful ...more
My childhood family gatherings always ...more
We still haven’t seen the final episodes of this series, waiting on Netflicks, but that didn’t keep me from enjoying this book.
There are recipes for so many good drinks: Old Fashions, martinis, Manhattans, Mimosas and more.
Food too! Oysters Rockefeller, crown rib roast, turkey tetrazzini, pineapple upsi ...more
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that I wish the ...more
What I found to be most interesting to me was the clear research that the author did on the period of time and the photos surrounding the tidbits of information. In the end though, I am reviewing a cookbook, not a "trivia" book.
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I great companion to the show. Full of great facts as well as wonderful recipes. I loved the way the recipes tie into specific moments from the show. Worth looking at even if you don't plan to ever cook any of the food, though I would hope that people would try out some of the quirky 60's dishes.