About the Authors
Judy Gelman is the co-author of The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York: Inside the Cafes, Clubs and Neighborhoods of HBO's Girls, The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars and Restaurants of Mad Men, The Book Club Cookbook: Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club's Favorite Books and Authors (Penguin, 2004 ), the first cookbook designed for book discussion groups. The second edition of The Book Club Cookbook was published in 2012. She is also the co-author of The Kids' Book Club Book: Reading Ideas, Activities, and Smart Tips for Organizing Terrific Kids' Book Clubs (Penguin, 2007) and Table of Contents: From Breakfast with Anita Diamant to Dessert with James Patterson - a Generous Helping of Recipes, Writings and Insights from Today's Bestselling Authors (Adams, 2010). Judy is co-creator of bookclubcookbook.com and kidsbookclubbook.com. She speaks about cooking, food and reading to book and food enthusiasts across the country.
Peter Zheutlin is the co-author of The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York: Inside the Cafes, Clubs and Neighborhoods of HBO's Girls, The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars and Restaurants of Mad Men, author of Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry’s Extraordinary Ride (Citadel Press, 2007) and the co-author, with Thomas B. Graboys, M.D., of Life in the Balance: A Physician’s Memoir of Life, Love and Loss with Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia (Union Square Press, 2008). He is also the co-author, with Robert P. Smith, of Riches Among the Ruins: Adventures in the Dark Corners of the Global Economy (AMACOM, 2009). Peter’s work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, AARP Magazine and numerous other publications in the U.S. and abroad.
Judy and Peter live outside of Boston, Massachusetts.
Our illustrated talk takes you to some of New York’s most celebrated restaurants of the 1960s, dives into the food trends that defined the Mad Men era and provides an inside view of how we created The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook. Find out why Don may have chosen Barbetta for an intimate dinner, why Betty would have loved Peg Bracken’s I Hate to Cook Book and the identity of that mysterious cocktail Pete Campbell sips poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Discover the connection between Hawaii statehood and the advent of the Tiki restaurant and who really invented the Mai Tai. Our talk is an in depth look at the food and drink and eateries that helps Mad Men capture the 1960s with such uncanny accuracy. Please contact us for details.