Holiday Gift Guide 2012

We've culled the best gifts for Mad Men fans this holiday season! Each week until the holidays, we'll introduce the best Mad Men-themed, retro gifts (that will pair perfectly with The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook for gift giving!) Some of these items are even mentioned in Mad Men!

You'll find a new gift idea or two on this page each week, along with a giveaway -- you can enter to win each item below! You'll find our review and more details each week
on our blog.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Two copies of
 The World-Famous Ratner’s Meatless Cookbook
by Judith Gethers and Elizabeth Lefft
(Bantam Books, 1991)
(value $25.00 each)

Product Website

Enter to win
by January 8, 2013!


A 4 pack of
Bosco Chocolate Syrup and
6 Retro Themed Chocolate Bars


Praim Candy Website

Enter to win by Dec. 22, 2012!

Bosco Website
1 $50.00 gift certificate and
1 $25.00 gift certificate

Product Website
Enter to win by Dec. 19, 2012! is offering 30% off any order for our Mad Men fans: just use the code MadMan at checkout!

Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles with Step by Step Techniques
and Retro Makeup: Techniques for Applying the Vintage Look
by Lauren Rennells
(Value $35.00 each)

Product Website

Enter to win
by Dec. 30, 2012!

Bormilio Rocco’s Selecta
7-piece glassware whisky set includes a 33 ¾ ounce decanter and six 9 ¾ ounce tumblers

(Value $37.99)

Product Website
Enter to win by Dec. 14, 2012!

Cathy's Sassy Sauce: Bloody Mary Simmer-Grill Sauce
3 winners will receive sets of 2 bottles (value$17.90)


Product Website
Enter to win by Dec. 9, 2012!

The Cookbook Maven's
Holiday Gift Bundle:
Good Housekeeping's Appetizer Book (1958), Culinary Arts Institute's The Cookie Book and Poultry and Gamebirds Cookbook (1951) & vintage plastic party picks and cookie cutters.
(Value $40.00)
Product Website
Enter to win by Dec. 4, 2012!
The Cookbook Maven is offering 15% off any order for Mad Men fans: just use the code MadMenMenu! Bon Appetit!

Russel Wright American Modern ™ Pitcher & Tumblers from Bauer Pottery
(value $164.00)

Product Website
Enter to win by Nov. 27, 2012!

Giveaway Entry Form    

Note: You must be a resident of the United States and 18 years or older to enter. All products mailed within 2 weeks after giveaway closing shown above.

About The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

Unofficial and Unauthorized

Dine Like Draper and Drink Like Sterling with
More Than 70 Recipes from the Kitchens, Bars, and
Restaurants Seen on Mad Men

Ever wish you could mix an Old Fashioned just the way Don Draper likes it? Or prepare Oysters Rockefeller and a martini the way they did fifty years ago at one of Roger Sterling’s favorite haunts, The Grand Central Oyster Bar? Ever wonder how Joan Harris manages to prepare a perfect crown roast in her tiny apartment kitchen? Or about the connection between Jackie Kennedy’s 1962 White House tour and Betty
Draper's Valentine’s Day room service order?

Old Fashioned Cocktail The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men serves up more than 70 recipes to satisfy a Mad Men appetite! From the tables of Manhattan’s most legendary restaurants and bars to the Drapers’ Around the World dinner, The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook is your entrée to the culinary world of Man Men-era New York.

Packed with period detail, The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook provides invaluable historical and cultural context for the food and drink featured in Mad Men, tips on throwing a successful Mad Men party, and even a guide to favored Mad Men hangouts. Every recipe in The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook is authentic to the time.Whether you’re planning a Mad Men-themed dinner party or just can’t get enough of the show itself, this is your essential resource, a guide to all foods and drinks Mad Men. So hang up your coat, pour yourself a cocktail, and get ready to dine like Draper and drink like Sterling and throw a Mad Men party with The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook.

Photos: Old Fashioned Cocktail (left), Oysters Rockefeller(right) from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

Trade Paperback
$16.95 US
$20 CAN


About the Recipes

Our goal was to create a cookbook with recipes for food and drink that either appear in Mad Men or were served in the 1960s by the types of bars and restaurants featured in the show. Some of the establishments frequented by Don Draper and his colleagues provided many of the recipes in this book, including Sardi’s, Keens Steak House, P. J. Clarke’s the Oak Bar, the Beverly Hills Hotel, and many more.

We also wanted to remain true to how the food and drink we selected would have been prepared in the early 1960s. We pored over hundreds of cookbooks, magazines, and advertisements from the 1950s and 1960s in our pursuit of information and ideas, and looked for cookbooks the characters might have used.

We also offer historical context —information about the restaurants, hotels, foods, chefs, and personalities that shaped the culinary landscape of the times.

Whether you like to cook, eat, drink, or simply enjoy devouring all things Mad Men, our hope is that this book will enhance your appreciation of the show and enrich your understanding of the time in which it is set.

Photography by Nina Gallant, food styling by Catrine Kelty