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"...border[s] on culinary anthropology. Just in time for the long-awaited start of the show's fifth season...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
"In a volume that’s equal parts cookbook and historical snapshot of 1960s New York, Mad Men fanatics Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin help readers savor nearly every sip and morsel swallowed by Don Draper and crew during the show’s first four seasons."
-- The Boston Globe
"The...authors and their team got it right. Thanks to loads of research, testing and attention to detail, The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook...will pull you straight into the scenes of the AMC Emmy Award-winning show’s dining and drinking delights!"
"Authors Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin have paid as much
attention to period detail as the show's creators..."
-- The San Antonio Express-News
"The authors...did their food homework..."
"Get the matches, light the stove, chill your glasses. Your menu's right here."
"The...authors have immersed themselves in Matthew Weiner's 1960s, keenly examining the series in search of the recipes shared in their book. And the recipes are spot on, from cocktails to canapés, every one introduced with a synopsis of the episode it was plucked from."
"Like a meal in a fine restaurant, The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook is elegant in its presentation...extra attention to detail is what elevates this book over other cookbooks...Even if you never cook a thing, it’s still a good read."
"[A]s much a history lesson as a recipe collection."
-- The Tampa Tribune
"[C]hock-full of recipes and back stories of the show's drinks, deserts and entrees."
-- Advertising Age
"As fun as the book is, Gelman and Zheutlin offer solid, well-researched recipes that can be confidently served to guests."
-- Publishers Weekly
"...major excitement...it's The (unofficial) Mad Men Cookbook!"
-- Nigella Lawson via Twitter
"The descriptions and backstory for each dish is fascinating."
-- Seattle Weekly
"A treat! It's like going back to our parents' time and childhood with a very different eye in terms of where we are in the culinary world today. A fascinating culinary time warp."
-- Evan Kleiman, Good Food, KCRW (NPR) Los Angeles
"[P] acked with over 70 recipes for appetizers, main courses, desserts, and drinks, all accompanied by historical and cultural context that help place the creation in the proper light."
-- Uncrate.com (The Best Gear for Guys)
"This book is so true to the characters of the series, the producers of the show should bless it as their 'official' culinary guide to eat and drink like a Mad Man."
"[F]or a Mad Men fan, the highlight of the book is the commentary in between the recipes...There are behind-the-scenes stories from restaurants and hotels such as P.J. Clarke’s, Sardi’s, and the Waldorf-Astoria...a fascinating mix of history and culture, as reflected in the food and people of the era."
"For the budding chef or burgeoning mixologist the recipes in The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook are a chance to really test your throwback brawn in the kitchen with style, flair, and a touch of mid-century glamor. While for the seasoned foodie it is a walk through the history of the American table. And it is the definitive guide to all the best cocktails and snacks for your Mad Men premiere party-the party for which I am anxiously awaiting my email invitation."
-- Girls Guide to the Galaxy
"The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook is a flashback to the days of My Three Sons, Leave it to Beaver, and the Donna Reed Show all wrapped up in a neat bundle with a fun romp through the food of that era. If you wish you had grown up in the 1960s, relish the idea of having a cocktail hour every night or wish it was still appropriate to wear a silk chiffon dress and pearls to go to the grocery store, you will love this book."
"Why give a ho-hum, everyday cookbook when you could give one that's Don Draper-approved? This book serves up more than 70 recipes from the show...as well as oddities of historical detail...sure to appeal to foodies, history buffs and Mad Men fans alike!"
"If you can’t wait for Mad Men and Jon Hamm’s face to get back on the air...whet your appetite with The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook, a guide to the food and drinks featured in the retro AMC hit. It takes home cooks back to the culinary world of 1960s America."
-- The Miami Herald
"[A] collection of recipes...for nearly every bite or sip consumed on the show...Each one's tie to a specific scene in Mad Men is illustrated, as well as the historical context for why that particular dish was popular in mid-century."
-- L.A. Weekly
"Beautifully put together...it has a retro feel with a touch of timelessness...a must have for any Mad Men fan."
-- Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer
"The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook is so pure: 60s classics like mushroom canapes on melba toast, turkey tetrazzini, chicken kiev. We love it!"
-- The Art of Eating via Twitter
"A culinary love letter to the award-winning drama."
-- The Boston Herald
"While we desperately wait for the new season to arrive andconsole ourselves by watching AMC reruns and past episodes on Netflix, the book provides a way of reliving the glory of the past, while building anticipation for the future."
"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
"[T]his offbeat salute to the AMC series includes 70 recipes, covering legendary Manhattan restaurants to Betty Draper's famous Around the Word dinner."
-- The Baltimore Sun
"A more classic selection of original New York recipes has perhaps never been assembled...an entertaining collection...well-researched and ready for your weekend soirees and viewing parties."
-- The Bowery Boys
"...a fascinating read even if you never make a single recipe."
-- The Raleigh News Observer
"The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook isn't simply recipes, but a historical account and Mad Men episode guide that pairs scenes from each season with every recipe, breaking down the when, where, and who that were eating and drinking these retro hits."
"[A] nifty culinary time capsule...It's the next best thing to being there."
-- Al Dente (an Amazon.com blog)
"The best way to enjoy the new season is to eat and drink like the characters. Relish in the idea of having a cocktail hour every night and enjoy this fantastic cookbook."