Mad Men Premiere...Broiled Nectarine Halves from 1963 Sunset Magazine

Friday, August 14, 2009

Broiled Nectarine Halves

Do you watch Mad Men on AMC?

[Just a second. Let me regroup. I'm kinda off-balance right now because today my doctor took me off dairy for a few weeks. No butter. No brain.]

What?!!! You don't watch Mad Men?

Honey, clear your schedule. Grab a cocktail and the remote. Heat up a TV dinner and pop yourself in front of the TV this Sunday night for the season premiere of Mad Men's 3rd Season.

Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet and I will be. Along with a love of food, baking, and Dorie Greenspan, I discovered that we share a freaking awesome name and a love of Mad Men (and Jon Hamm)!

Jon Hamm. Swoon.
He's so Tiger Beat terrific.
Well, sans the excessive drinking, cigarettes, and countless affairs. But damn, he's so hot.

So Mary and I decided to make something in honor of one of our favorite shows! Mary made a cocktail...and I, being a LIBRARIAN and all...went researching!

I went straight to the library's collection of 1963 issues of Sunset Magazine (Mad Men is heading into 1963 this season). After laughing at some of the advertisements, my eyes fell onto this headline:

The Peach with No Fuzz

The nectarine is a fuzzless form of the peach...

Ha ha ha ha. Those were the years...1963. Before the nectarine was on every corner.

Broiled Nectarine Halves
I doubt Jon Hamm's character Don Draper would eat these...because there is no alcohol or cigarettes in them. But perhaps Betty and her friends might make these at the end of a special dinner...and at least the West Coast advertising agency of Food & Librarian enjoyed them! ;)

Broiled Nectarine Halves
Cut unpeeled, medium-sized nectarines in halves. Remove pits. Dip in melted butter or margarine (I skipped this). Arrange cut-side-up on broiler tray. Sprinkle each half with about 1 teaspoon sugar and dash nutmeg. Broil 6 inches below heat until fruit is heated and butter bubbles - about 6 minutes. (Yeah, perhaps a sheet of parchment paper wasn't the best idea. Stick with foil instead).

Broiled Nectarine Halves
With a dollop of the vanilla ice cream. It's like eating pie a la mode without the crust!

Be sure to check out Mary's Mad Men inspired Cocktail in her post. And she is coming up with another cocktail too!

Coming up later...a treat from the New York Times 1963 newspaper (yes, I went researching there too. Oh, stop. Please don't judge my librarian mind. Just set your DVR.)

Mad Men, Season Premiere, AMC, Sunday, August 16, 2009
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Deeba PAB said... [Reply to comment]

Yum yum yum = delish! The post & the grilled fruit! Have the remote in hand now...

Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

I love that you went to the 1963 copy of Sunset for recipe ideas. I just started watching the first season this week, so I don't think that I'll be caught up in time for Sunday night. I have to say, though, it's a great show! I'm still trying to figure out what Don Draper is all about.

Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

oops, p.s. broiled nectarine halves sound great!

Donna-FFW said... [Reply to comment]

Oh this grilled fruit looks delicious. Paired with ice cream, even better.

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

Gotta love the fuzzless peach:) I love that you called him "Tiger Beat terrific"...haha classic:) This recipe looks easy and perfect for the summer.

Jacque said... [Reply to comment]

Oooh, I'll bet that is so good with ice cream. Sigh.

I've never seen Mad Men. Somehow I was thinking it was about guys trying to raise some misfit kids... maybe not.

Hilary said... [Reply to comment]

I had no idea the nectarine was such a recent introduction to our shores!

Audrie said... [Reply to comment]

I've always wanted to try cooked nectarine (I'm not fond of peaches cos of the fuzz) and this just looks yummy! And I've not watched Mad Men... my mum-in-law's bugging me to watch it lol I think I might just have to!

spike. said... [Reply to comment]

Betty would totally love those! I'm already planning cocktail making for sunday, sooo excited!

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

Yum...that looks fabulous.....I am getting so excited for the show...warm up the tivo!

The Blonde Duck said... [Reply to comment]

I love the new stuff you're doing with your photos!

Ingrid_3Bs said... [Reply to comment]

Yum, that looks terrific! Especially that last photo with of one with ice cream!

Bummer about the no dairy!

Happy Friday!

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

I will take mine with ice cream! Lovely dessert!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said... [Reply to comment]

A delicious retro dessert! I love mad men!



Esi said... [Reply to comment]

Mmm, Jon Hamm! I love Mad Men. It's definitely one of the best scripted shows on TV!

margot said... [Reply to comment]

Those sound awesome! One of my very first posts was about a Mad Men dinner; I've been trying to come up with an idea for this Sunday's dinner, can't wait to see your next treat.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

While I'm not a *major* John Hamm fan, I am a HUGE Don Draper fan!

Great idea going back to 1963 recipes!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I love love love Mad Men. It's my favorite show.

Broiled nectarine halves sound delicious.

Amelia Morris said... [Reply to comment]

this is awesome! i did something similar...tackled RUMAKI. betty serves it up in season 2. can't wait for season 3!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Those look incredible. I am so thrilled that Mad Men is back. I think some of those old Sunset recipes are retro, yet very ahead of their time!

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