Bryan Batt and his mother, Gayle
If you’re like many Mad Men fans we know, you miss Salvatore Romano, Sterling Cooper’s erstwhile art director, whose repressed sexuality was beautifully portrayed by New Orleans native Bryan Batt. In this deft, heart-warming memoir and tribute to his unforgettably eccentric mother, She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Mother, Batt takes us from his colorful 1960s New Orleans childhood through his early acting days in New York and his star turn on Mad Men. Batt’s keen eye for the telling detail and light touch make for a memorable read. And we love the references to 60s food
Bryan Batt as Sal Romano in “Mad Men”
and cocktails! A wonderful story for Mad Men fans, Batt’s memoir is available in hardcover (Hachette, $24.00) or paperback (Three Rivers, $14.00).
Bryan Batt has contributed three autographed hardcover copies of She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Mother for our Holiday Gift Guide giveaway! Enter to win one for yourself or your favorite Mad Men/Sal Romano Fan!!
More for Bryan Batt Fans: Bryan is co-owner of New Orleans’s Hazelnut, a boutique offering fine gifts and elegant home accessories, including toile based on his sketches. He is also the author of Big, Easy Style: Creating Rooms You Love to Live In.
Pete Campbell never wanted to leave the city for Cos Cob; Trudy made him do it. So, he’s delighted when Don and Meghan arrive for dinner one evening, in Season 5, with a red tin of delicious and decadent William Greenberg brownies. “Tweety, look what they brought!” exclaims Pete. “Doesn’t it make you homesick?” For more than 65 years William Greenberg baked goods have been synonymous with good taste: “well bred and adventurous with a refined dazzle,” New York Magazine once said of Manhattan’s most famous brownies.
Don and Meghan’s gift of William Greenberg Brownies makes Pete Campbell pine away for Manhattan.
Lucky for us, William Greenberg Desserts still makes the brownies that excited Pete. This holiday season, give your Mad Men fan or your favorite New Yorker in exile a taste of “The Brownie of New York for over 50 years” with a gift certificate from William Greenberg Desserts, Pete Campbell’s favorite.
Enter to win a gift certificate to William Greenberg Desserts (mail order). Good For one dozen pecan or chocolate brownies by mail- value $36.00.
We’ve culled the best gifts for Mad Men fans this holiday season! Each week until the holidays, we’ll introduce the best Mad Men-themed, retro gifts that will pair perfectly with The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook for gift giving! You’ll find a new gift idea or two each week, along with a giveaway. Visit our web site to enter. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and you’ll know when a new gift is added to the guide each week!
EatSmart Retro Kitchen Scale
Who can forget an overweight Betty Draper carefully weighing her food morsels as she struggles through a Weight Watcher’s program, only to finish Sally’s ice cream sundae late at night? Digital scales (batteries required) were still years in the future, so for a Mad Men appropriate kitchen scale Betty would have loved the EatSmart Precision Retro Mechanical Kitchen Scale (batteries not included because batteries not required!). Whether weighing for portion control, or measuring ingredients for your Pineapple Upside Down Cake, simply place food items directly into the Retro’s stainless steel mixing bowl for quick, accurate, easy-to-read measurements on the oversized 4″ dial. The removable, dishwasher safe bowl makes for easy home clean up. The retro look is perfect for your modern or mid-century kitchen! Available in 3 colors; Red, Black and Silver. $27.95 on Amazon. We love ours!
We’re giving away an EatSmart Precision Retro Mechanical Kitchen Scale!
Enter to win by November 2, 2012!