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As Don and Betty Draper celebrate Valentine's Day 1962 at New York's Savoy-Plaza Hotel, ordering room service and watching Jackie Kennedy's televised White House tour (see the dish it inspired here) Salvatore Romano and his wife Kitty are watching the same program in their New York apartment. The dessert Sal and Kitty are enjoying in front of the TV is an American classic: pineapple upside-down cake.

As Don and Betty Draper celebrate Valentine’s Day 1962 at New York’s Savoy-Plaza Hotel, ordering room service and watching Jackie Kennedy’s televised White House tour (see the dish it inspired here) Salvatore Romano and his wife Kitty are watching the same program in their New York apartment. The dessert Sal and Kitty are enjoying in front of the TV is an American classic: pineapple upside-down cake, so named because the fruit, sugar and butter are put in the pan or skillet first, the batter poured over them and the cake flipped over on a plate for serving.