We have reached the end of Man Week, and I hope you enjoyed reading the Mad Men themed posts as much as I enjoyed putting them together. I also wanted to thank all of you that take time out to visit me here at the blog and leave me such sweet and thoughtful comments – it means so much to me!
Mad Men has proven once again that 60′s fashion is something to be admired and enjoyed for a long, long time. The elegant silhouettes, synched waists, circle skirts in dreamy florals and pastels are all products of the era that we are still enjoying today. 60′s food on the other hand…is a whole other story. This was the dawn of the fast food era, TV dinners and some truly strange ingredient combinations. ”Deviled,” “ham” and “whip” should never find themselves in the same recipe (see below). This was also when Americans were introduced to cheese fondue, which happens to be one of the 60′s food trends that lasted through the decades. Don’t get me wrong – I love me some cheese – but a communal pot with everyone dipping into it freaks me out. Clearly fondue is still in high demand – there is probably a Melting Pot restaurant somewhere in your area with lots of cheese and chocolate fondue options to enjoy. I found this magical cheese fondue recipe in my favorite vintage cookbook. It was a gift from my grandparents when we all went to the Melrose Trading Post together (they are seasoned flea market shoppers and taught me a thing or two about bargain shopping). The recipe actually sounds pretty good – the others…not so much. Just reading them will send your cholesterol above 200.