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‘Mad Men’ Cookbook Lets You Dine Like Don Draper
By Syafiqah Omar, 28 Mar 2012
Here’s another treat for avid fans of Mad Men which kicked off its Season 5 on Sunday—a cookbook with recipes inspired from the hit television series.
Authors and longtime fans of the show Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin has traced every dish and restaurant mentioned in Mad Men which debuted in 2007, to come up with The Unofficial Madmen Cookbook.
The well-researched cookbook carries recipes of dishes from the 1960s along with the historical context of the popular food trends from that era.
For example, the authors noted that the Royal Hawaiians pineapple drink became popular due to America’s newfound fascination with Hawaii, which became a US state in 1959. The recipe includes a synopsis of the circumstances in which a character drank the drink.
Besides that, the book also features actual recipes from existing restaurants that the fictional characters visited including Sardi’s, Lutece and Barbetta, which provided the scenes of several romantic dinners.
Barbetta, still operating in the same location, provided the recipe for their roasted bell pepper appetizer—an item that continues to be on their menu today.
With this cookbook, fans can truly dine just like their favorite characters, entering their world inhabited by the art of enjoying life.
"[This] way, everyone can have a Don Draper moment at home," Gelman says.
The book retails for US$12 on Amazon.
Sardi's Hearts of Palm Salad
The Pierre Hotel Irish Coffee
Jackie Kennedy's Avocado and Crabmeat Mimosa
Kitty's Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Trudy's Rib Eye in the Pan
[via Cool Material]
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