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The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Sixties Cookbook: More than 100 Retro Recipes for the Modern Cook Hardcover – April 24, 2012
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“Readers learn how "Betty Crocker" was born, why Warhol painted soup cans and how "soul food" got its name. For the true '60s buff, Rodgers and Maclean give tips for a party the Mad Men cast would love, including menus, drink recipes, fashion tips (a hostess will accent her dress with pearls) and proper serving pieces (a Lazy Susan and chip-and-dip set are ideal).”
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“A blast-from-the-past cookbook that improves the recipes while preserving the traditions”
About the Author
Heather Maclean is the co-author of the New York Times bestsellers Skinny Italian and Fabulicious!, and has appeared on many national TV programs including Good Morning America and CBS Early Show. She lives near Detroit, Michigan. Visit her at heather-maclean.com.
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1 - Party Like a Playboy
2 - Food to Drink By: Appetizers and Hors D'Oeuvres
3 - Vichyssoise, Iceberg and Aspic...Oh My! Soups, Salads, and Sandwiches
4 - Company Food: Main Courses
5 - Best Supporting Players: Vegetables and Side Dishes
6 - Showstoppers: Desserts
7 - Executive Cocktails
I've tried the Real Onion Dip, the Sixties Secret Grilled Cheese Sandwich and the Sloppy Joes and they all came out wonderfully! There are many tips included alongside the recipes, including the Kitchen Time Machine which is the fast track version of whatever recipe it appears on. There are several theme menus included as well, perfect for dinner parties, home dinners and other fun home entertainment. Everything is wonderfully detailed and with clear instruction. I can tell this book is going to become very dog-eared from the use I'll be getting out of it!
EVERYONE WILL LOVE THIS COOKBOOK AND NOW I AM SEARCHING FOR OTHER ERA BASED COOKBOOKS TOO
Hit 1: AT LAST!! the definitive recipe for the definitive buffet dish of the 1960s-'70s, the Chile Relleno Casserole. I don't remember any tomato sauce atop any that I noshed on, but a can of El Pato would do the job just fine.
Hit 2: Don't Mess With Mama Tuna Casserole: I didn't know Mom did thiis because it was easy and cheap – I thought it was because it was the Food of the Gods. Hers had no peas or chips; mine has peas, an egg, and cheese one top. Please add a chorus of Garrison Keillor's "Tuna Casserole", preferably in duet with Jean Redpath.
BIG miss!: "Discard giblets" messes with Mama bigtime. Her tribe and mine says that wasting edible food is a sin against the Holy Ghost, especially things as delicious as gizzards, hearts and livers (she would claim the heart of any chicken she cooked as Cook's Treat). You can't make a decent stuffing or gravy without them, and they have plenty of other fine uses as well. This kitchen discards only inedibles, after carefully assessing their standing as such.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A couple of pages had been torn out or were missing. Bummer, this was a Christmas gift.
The book itself was hilarious.
When I was young, I pictured myself as being that 60s housewife, making those delicious recipes. Didn't happen like I'd hoped, but it was fun to read, and I do plan to try these... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Louise B.
This was a fun cookbook - I read it more like a novel than a cookbook. I can see where it would be fun to have a party around these recipes - share the book with your friends and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Felicia
Awesome book!! Read it front to back and enjoyed every minute.Published 13 months ago by lisa parkerson
This was a Christmas present for my daughter, a college student, and she was delighted with it. I see Jell-O molds in her future!Published 19 months ago by J. Dorsch
This book is fun to read, full of interesting tidbits and helpful hints. Also had good hostess tips. Love it!Published on June 28, 2014 by Pen Name