Cook the Book: 'The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook'

20120315-197424-the-unofficial-mad-men-cookbook.jpgIf 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. The cookbook authors have immersed themselves in Matthew Weiner's 1960s, keenly examining the series in search of the recipes shared in their book. And the recipes are spot on, from cocktails to canapés, every one introduced with a synopsis of the episode it was plucked from.

This week we're going to be sharing a menu of retro recipes perfect for any Mad Men premier party. Get ready for cocktail hour complete with Canadian Clubhouse Punch followed by Oysters Rockefeller and Shrimp Curry Butter Canapés.

Win 'The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook'

Thanks to the generous folks over at Smart Pop Books, we are giving away five (5) copies of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook this week.

All you have to do is tell us about favorite food-centric Mad Men moment in the comments section below.