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Whether it's mixing up an icy pitcher of martinis with Don and Roger, canapes with Betty, or Peggy's ad campaign for Barcardi Rum, the food and drink of Mad Men is one of the show's most enjoyable aspects. There isn't an episode that goes by without a trip to a classic New York restaurant, vintage cocktails served by waistcoated barmen or Playboy bunnies, or a dinner straight out of the pages of Better Homes and Gardens made with at least a can or two of condensed soup.
Fans of the culinary side of Mad Men will be thrilled with Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin's upcoming The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook, set to hit shelves next winter. Grub Street has insider info on the book, which will be "a guide to the food and drink mentioned in the show, from Sterling Cooper power lunches to Betty’s Around the World Dinner; also offering suggestions for Mad Men-themed parties and entertaining with style, with every detail true to the period and themes of the show.”
We're looking forward to planning even more era-specific Mad Men-themed parties with plenty of bacon-wrapped rumaki, Steak Diane, Baked Alaska, and of course, a few too many Old Fashioneds.