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How to Eat like “Mad Men”

With Season 5 of Mad Men on hold until 2012, fans of AMC‘s hit show will have to find other ways to fill their appetite for the 60’s. Sure, you can dust off your Beatles records (or toss in Beatles Rock Band), participate in dramatic readings of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road,” and sexually harass your co-workers, but a better way to bide the time is indulging in “the Roger Sterling diet.”* We might have to wait an entire year to catch up with the Sterling Cooper Draper Price gang, but foodie fans can still live vicariously through Don Draper with some of his favorite delectable indulgences (well, some of them – brunettes and cigarettes aren’t on the menu).
*(Since ‘the Roger Sterling Diet’ is also known as the double-coronary special, we’re throwing in a salad too!)

Breakfast:

Banana Rum French Toast (from taylortakesataste)

(Try a yummly recipe for this rummy treat!).

Lunch:

Waldorf Salad (from Serendipity-Kate)

What’s the name for Waldorf Salad in Farsi?

Oysters on the Half Shell (from mykitchenmoovement)
An essential part of the “Roger Sterling Diet”

Dinner:

Chicken Kiev (from simplecomfortfood)

Have some fun. Wear a bib.

Steak au Poivre (from hungrycravings)Also known as a “big Texas Belt Buckle”

German Egg Noodle [Spätzle] (from ellysaysopa)
Now you can cook like Betty Draper! Well, like her maid at least.

Dessert:

New York Cheesecake (from gwenskitchencreations)What’s a lap or two around the steno pool?

Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust (from charmandsalt)

Nightcap:

Old Fashioned (from thebittenword)The perfect start to a Donald Draper siesta.

Mint Julep (from forksknivesandspades)

 

 

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