A 'Mad Men'-Inspired Meal
Want to "dine like Draper and drink like Sterling?" Who doesn't? And that's just what the new Mad Men cookbook offers.
The book offers recipes (cocktails included) that are based off of scenes from the show. For example, the scene in the season one episode in Grand Central where Roger Sterling says to Don Draper over drinks, "He was a bold man who first ate an oyster." The recipe that goes with it? Oysters Rockefeller. But instead of just leaving you with clips from the show, the book also offers historic and informative tidbits about mollusks, tying it into modern-day uses.
While we desperately wait for the new season to arrive and console ourselves by watching AMC reruns and past episodes on Netflix, the book provides a new way of reliving the glory of the past, while building anticipation for the future.
So instead of throwing that ugly-sweater Christmas party with the same dishes every year, try serving up a new theme with some dishes inspired by your favorite television show.
Below, a menu that could have (and might have) been enjoyed during the holidays by your favorite, and perhaps not-so-favorite characters — Trudy, anyone?
Enjoy and happy holidays!
Warm up the crowd with this festive punch. Plus, having people serve themselves means less work for you.
Remember when Don Draper is dining with Bobbi Barrett during season two? This is one of the dishes that he ordered for them, along with the steak tartare. It'll make a great appetizer for your guests. (Plus, you'll have a fun little story to tell them.)
Trudy's Rib Eye
This dish is one of the first things that Peter Campbell's new wife, Trudy, makes for him for dinner. If you recall the season one episode, she asks him what he wants for dinner. His response? "Rib-eye, in the pan, with butter... and ice cream."
An American classic that is now a little outdated, this will be a throwback dessert for guests who might remember their parents or grandparents serving this for them. If they don't remember, then this will be a good lesson in American food history.