Cookbook Reveal – The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

A brief overview of the cookbook I’ll be reviewing this month.

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If I’m being perfectly honest, I had a hard time getting through this show.  I know everybody else LOVED it, but I struggled through that first season.  Now that I’m starting up this cookbook, though, I’m tempted to give it another go!  And don’t worry; even though I haven’t seen all of the seasons, this cookbook tells you exactly what episode and what scene the recipes are from!

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About Mad Men:

Mad Men is a television show that is set in the 1960s.  The main character, Don Draper, is a top advertising executive and throughout the series we follow his struggles in both his business and his home life.  Expect to see a lot of drinking and a lot of sexism, as was common in that era!

About the Cookbook:

This is a simple cookbook with limited photos.  The few color photos that it does include are all in the center of the book, and the rest are black and white photos of advertisements, bars, and people from the 1960s.

Throughout the book is miscellaneous information about the 1960s, and before each recipe there is at least one page describing where in the show the recipe is from and the origins of the recipe.  This actually makes it an interesting read as well as a fun ’60s-themed cookbook!

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The Recipes:

These are the recipes I’ll be making this month:mad-men-props

BREAKFAST

  • Pat Nixon’s Date Nut Bread
  • Sally’s French Toast (with Rum)

ENTREES

  • Trudy’s Rib Eye in the Pan
  • Betty’s Swedish Meatballs
  • Miss Farrell’s Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Chicken Kievl_1097_madmen-party

SIDES & SNACKS

  • Pete’s California Dip
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Palm Springs Chile Rellenos
  • The Palm’s Wedge Salad
  • Connie’s Waldorf Salad

BEVERAGESmad-men-roger-vodka-milk

  • Don’s Old Fashioned
  • Roger’s Martini
  • Classic Algonquin Cocktail
  • Bridge Night Tom Collins
  • The Oak Bar Manhattan

DESSERTS

  • Katherine Olson’s Coffee Cake
  • Faye Miller’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Popcorn Balls
  • Barbetta’s Pears Baked in Red Wine alla Piemontese

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