Recipes from The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Sixties Cookbook

The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Sixties Cookbook

As Don Draper famously said, “Nostalgia: a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone.” Nostalgia, of course, also calls to one’s appetite. Thanks in part to the popular series Mad Men, fans are discovering the classic cuisine of the 1960’s; whether to revisit the favorite recipes of their childhoods or to celebrate the comforting, sometimes kitschy, always-satisfying dishes of the era.

Each recipe is adapted for the modern palate, with less fat and healthier ingredients than in the originals (no more bacon fat as a kitchen staple!). Full-color photographs showcase the food, proving that retro cuisine can be sophisticated and delicious. The Sensational Sixties Cookbook will also provide tips on hosting the ultimate sixties soiree, complete with menus, music playlists, and table decorations. So grab a swizzle stick, put Bobby Darin on the turntable, and get cooking—sixties style!

A small dish of not-from-a-box macaroni and cheese on a stack of plates with a fork resting beside it.

Not-from-a-Box Macaroni and Cheese

Incomparably better than what comes out of a box, this mac n cheese is so darn good, it may even be better than what Mom used to make. Velveeta optional.

A wooden pupu platter filled with coconut shrimp, spam and pineapple skewers, and ribs.

Pupu Platter

Remember when sitting around and noshing on crab Rangoon and coconut shrimp was the height of chic? Some say it still is.