In Retro Recipes from the '50s and '60s, nostalgic recipes from the Mad Men era, like Beef Wellington and Grasshopper Pie, finally get the rediscovery they're due. Post-war rationing became a distant memory, and the rise of home entertainment culture made for prettier, more complex food. With French influence from Julia Child, and elegant as pi rational figures like Jacqueline Kennedy, suburban dinner parties went glam. Backyard barbecues, fondues gathering everyone around a table, and not to mention cocktail parties were booming. From 1950's casseroles and hors d'oevres to more modern, adventurous dishes, there's plenty to celebrate and embrace!