A look at unsavory '60s cuisine through the Mad Men lens.
In 1941, M. F. K. Fisher famously considered the oyster. To her many thoughts on how, when, where, and why to eat it, she added this little excursion into its amorous dimensions: “The love-life of an oyster is a curious one, dependent on the vagaries of temperature and the tides,” she mused. “The love-life of a man has also been called curious, and part of it has long depended on the mysterious powers of this bi-valved mollusc.” And that was pretty much the definitive word on oysters, sex, and love. Many other people have commented on and dissected and discussed the matter since, but never quite so eloquently or delicately.
Not, that is, until 1960, when Sterling Cooper’s star adman Don Draper, he of the slicked hair and silver tongue, who turned Lucky Strike cigarettes from cancer-causing agents into toasty
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