About the Book
Unofficial and Unauthorized
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: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men 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, The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook is your entrée 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 Mad Men, tips on throwing a successful Mad Men party, and even a guide to favored Mad Men hangouts. Every recipe in The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook is authentic to the time.Whether you’re planning a Mad Men-themed dinner party 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 and throw a Mad Men party with The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook.
Photos: Old Fashioned Cocktail (left), Oysters Rockefeller(right) from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook
Our goal was to create a cookbook with recipes for food and drink that either appear in Mad Men or were served in the 1960s by the types of bars and restaurants featured in the show. Some of the establishments frequented by Don Draper and his colleagues provided many of the recipes in this book, including Sardi’s, Keens Steak House, P. J. Clarke’s the Oak Bar, the Beverly Hills Hotel, and many more.
We also wanted to remain true to how the food and drink we selected would have been prepared in the early 1960s. We pored over hundreds of cookbooks, magazines, and advertisements from the 1950s and 1960s in our pursuit of information and ideas, and looked for cookbooks the characters might have used.
We also offer historical context —information about the restaurants, hotels, foods, chefs, and personalities that shaped the culinary landscape of the times.
Whether you like to cook, eat, drink, or simply enjoy devouring all things Mad Men, our hope is that this book will enhance your appreciation of the show and enrich your understanding of the time in which it is set.
Photography by Nina Gallant, food styling by Catrine Kelty