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What Are They Drinking on Mad Men?

What are the characters on Mad Men drinking? The short answer: everything, all the time. They also drink so much it's a surprise the alcohol vapors don't explode every time they light up their Lucky Strikes. But the specific drinks that the characters on Mad Men drink show us a period in American history when the drinkscape uniquely reflected the cultural forces that created it. More

The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook's Gambas au Beurre d'Escargot

For The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook authors Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin have included a Lutèce classic, Gambas au Beurre d'Escargot, jumbo prawns gratinéed with a green garlicky butter spiked with licoricey Pernod. One might think that there are snails trying to sneak into this recipe, but it's just big sweet prawns cooked in the same butter that escargot are traditionally sizzled in. More

Hearts of Palm Salad

While we're pretty certain that there isn't a more dated vegetable out there than canned hearts of palm, there's something about this salad that feels quite contemporary. Peppery watercress, mild hearts of palm, and buttery Bibb are dressed with a vinaigrette that is packed with capers, bits of pickle, and finely chopped egg white to make for a salad that's not only tasty but quite nice to look at as well. More

The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook's Shrimp Curry Butter Canapés

If one were to host a Mad Men-themed get-together, chances are it would be a cocktail party rather than a sit-down dinner affair. And along with all of those Old Fashioneds, gimlets, and martinis, it's likely that instead of chips and dips or a cheese plate, snacks would come in the form of canapés. The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook is a wonderful source for all sorts of cocktail snacks of yore including these Shrimp Curry Butter Canapés. More

Shrimp Curry Butter Canapés        

If one were to host a Mad Men themed get together chances are it would be a cocktail party rather than a sit down affair. And along with all of those Old Fashioned, gimlets, and martinis it's likely that instead of chips and dips or a cheese plate, snacks would come in the form of canapés. The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook is a wonderful source for all sorts of cocktail snacks of yore including these Shrimp Curry Butter Canapés. More

Cook the Book: 'The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook'

If you're a fan of stiff drinks, snappy suits, retro advertising, and all things Jon Hamm, chances are you already know that this Sunday is the (two hour!) season premiere of Mad Men. And yes, we're very much looking forward to it. To get ready for the return of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (and Joan and Betty and Peggy) we're devoting this week's Cook the Book column to The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook from Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin. Enter to win a copy here! More

Milk Men: The Preview

There are still a few hours before tonight's Mad Men season finale, but take heart—we've got the "season preview" of Milk Men, a 1960s-set show of sex, secrets, and, well, milk, right here. Highlights of this season? An eager... More

Where Is It: A Pizzeria from 'Mad Men'

Click me bigger » First, a confession: I haven't been watching Mad Men. Yes, I've heard it's good. But the last thing I have time for is another TV show to watch. Keep your tsk tsks out of the comments. (We're going to use them for something else.) Anyway, my coworker here at the Slice–Serious Eats office emailed me these photos after the episode on August 17 ("Three Sundays") aired: Here are screenshots from the 8/17 episode of Mad Men. After having dinner at Peggy's mom's house, the priest drops Peggy off "by the 4th Ave BMT." Assume Brooklyn.... More

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