The last season of MadMen starts in just a little over a week. I’ve watched every single episode, which I guess qualifies me as a true fan. My son started me down this road, so I can either thank or chastise him for my addiction to the rollercoaster that is Mad Men.
In the beginning, I watched simply for the storylines and the characters. As the seasons progressed, I began to notice the styles of clothing, the attention to period detail and the political references. Now, with the series drawing to a close, I find myself in the kitchens, bars and restaurants, with The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook.
The book is filled with recipes that tie into the series, with commentary on when each dish or drink appears and its context, both in the show and the period. I'm giving away a copy of the cook so you can join in Mad Men-era fun - details and the entry form follow the recipe.
For a bloggers' Mad Men finale party, I decided to make Date Nut Bread. Technically, the recipe (as described in the book) is linked to the Drapers; Betty makes it for Sally’s sixth birthday party in Season 1 and Don’s paramour, Sally’s teacher Suzanne Farrell, makes it for Don in Season 3.Read More