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CBC Recipes For Your Season 6 Mad Men Party


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-- AMC

Mad Men
parties are as much a phenomenon as the show itself, and with the AMC drama returning for its sixth season Sunday, April 7, you might be scrambling to buy a wiggle dress worthy of Joan. (Or, maybe you're just re-addicting yourself to Lucky Strikes. It's all about the period details.)

But should you be playing Betty Draper-Francis for the evening, and hosting the party yourself, you're facing a bigger dilemma:

What to serve?

Sterling-Cooper-Draper-Price and co. might still be snacking on Chex Mix, but after five seasons of Mad Men parties, old-timey appetizers are feeling as old fashioned as, well, an Old Fashioned.

You can, indeed, improve on a classic. Check out these twists on '60s recipes from CBC experts at Steven and Chris, Best Recipes Ever and In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita.

If CBC daytime had been this delicious in Megan Draper's day, she'd never have left Montreal.

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-- AMC, In the Kitchen With Stefano Faita

Mad Men snack: Devilled Eggs


The CBC twist: Stefano Faita's Stuffed Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese

Faita's guarantee: "This retro appetizer is a blast from the past and sure to go fast on the buffet table."

Get the recipe.

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-- AMC, Best Recipes Ever

Mad Men Snack: Chex Mix

The CBC twist: Honey Apple Snack Mix from Best Recipes Ever


It's a subtle makeover - like Don Draper suddenly deciding to part his hair on the left, not the right - but a naturally sweet update on a '60s staple.

Get the recipe.

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-- AMC, In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita

Mad Men Snack: Pigs in a Blanket


The CBC twist: Stefano Faita's Pigs in a Blanket


No hot dogs allowed. (Sorry, Draper kids.) But take your pick of just about any other "piggy." Faita suggests Oktoberfest, Italian, chorizo or smoked kielbasa sausage, which you'll be rolling in honey-mustard glazed puff pastry.

Get the recipe.

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-- AMC, Best Recipes Ever

Mad Men Snack: Beer Nuts

The CBC Twist: Sweet and Spicy Walnuts, Barbecue Roasted Almonds, Coffee Sugar and Spice Nuts


If Roger Sterling had known about these simple, yet mind-blowing flavour combinations, he'd never have tried LSD.

Get the recipes: Sweet and Spicy Walnuts, Barbecue Roasted Almonds, Coffee Sugar and Spice Nuts.


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-- AMC, Steven and Chris

Mad Men Snack: Ambrosia Salad

The CBC Twist: Ambrosia Salad a la Steven Sabados's mom


Straight out of the 1977 (the Draper kids still have a good couple decades on the hosts of Steven and Chris, after all) check out the recipe for one of Steven Sabados's childhood faves.

Get the recipe.


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-- AMC, In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita

Mad Men Snack: Cheese and Crackers

The CBC Twist: Stefano Faita's Tomato and Goat Cheese Bruschetta


Basil, goat cheese, fresh peppers and tomatoes: this is already sounding more flavourful than a Triscuit with marble cheese.

Get the recipe.

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-- AMC, In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita

Mad Men Snack: Chips and Dip

The CBC Twist: Stefano Faita's Baked Spinach & Artichoke Dip

A thick and creamy crowd-pleaser. Even Betty Draper won't be able to resist its cheesy temptation.

Get the recipe.


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-- AMC, Steven and Chris

Mad Men Snack: Chicken Liver Pate with Melba Toast

The CBC Twist: Bourbon Chicken Liver Pate


Sure, the Sterling-Cooper-Draper-Price crew prefers Canadian Club to bourbon, but we're pretty sure they'd get behind anything involving brown liquor.

Get the recipe.

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-- AMC, Steven and Chris

Mad Men Drink: The Old Fashioned

The CBC Twist: Smokin' Old Fashion Cocktail

Fire makes it good. Flaming cherry or apple wood chips give this classic bourbon cocktail a smoky infusion. Sure to impress your guests, or any out-of-town agency clients.

Get the recipe.


Related:

Video: On-Set In the Kitchen With Stefano Faita