VERONICA HINKE

author • speaker • journalist • coach

Media Coverage of “The Last Night on the Titanic”

Press

NEWSWEEK MAGAZINEWhat did they drink on the Titanic? ; October 1, 2019

Part cookbook, part first-person narrative, part anthropolical study, it uses cuisine, cocktails, dress decor and other cultural threads to dive into our obsession with the ill-fated ship and the Edwardian era as a whole.

FORBES MAGAZINE The Culinary Legacy of RMS Titanic; April 5, 2019

Hinke delves into the first-class dining room menus that passengers saved in their pockets before boarding lifeboats; provides old recipes that can be recreated by readers; and describes the origins of the classic cocktails served on board. The author also recounts the poignant stories of those who survived and others who perished at sea, including the tale of the chief baker, Charles Joughin, who survived the wreck by drinking a bottle of schnapps. The book sheds light, too, on the different lifestyles of first-class passengers and those in steerage, both on land and at sea.

NEW YORK POSTTitanic Menu reveals rizty cuisine planned for fateful cruise; April 1, 2019

What these people went through this night that was unimaginable, and we wanted to honor them through the lens of culinary,” Hinke says. “The things that they would have been eating and the way that they would have lived is a story told so well through the food.”

USA TODAY NETWORKWausau native’s book looks at what Titanic passengers ate and drank before the iceberg hit; April 1, 2019

After years of research and writing, is a just-released hardcover called “The Last Night on the Titanic: Unsinkable Drinking, Dining, & Style.” It’s a multi-layered, detailed piece of work, part cookbook and bartender’s manual and part historical account of the events that happened in the icy water the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912.

THE DEPAULAReliving the last night on the Titanic  July 27, 2019

I really was happy to intertwine the history with the here and now and these folks that are here with me at the table, that’s why they are pretty special. I can’t talk to those people that were here in 1912. But I was able to talk to so many amazing people that are here to try to interpret the story as best we can.” Veronica Hinke

Interviews

Sound Bites with Rob Carson- Interview: February 22, 2019

Astra Burka, a descendant of a Titanic survivor, spoke briefly about her film, My Titanic Uncle. Then, cocktail consultant Jeffrey Pogash made brief remarks about some of the drinks served on the doomed ship.

Podcasts

C-SPAN- Publisher’s Review: April 15, 2019

Astra Burka, a descendant of a Titanic survivor, spoke briefly about her film, My Titanic Uncle. Then, cocktail consultant Jeffrey Pogash made brief remarks about some of the drinks served on the doomed ship.

KITCHEN CHATThe Last Night on the Titanic: Veronica Hinke; April 15, 2019

Veronica recently joined Chef Jaime Laurita and me in the Middleby Residential Showroom for a Kitchen Chat.

NOBODY TOLD ME!Stories of the Titanic passengers; April 8, 2019

Nobody told me how inspired I’d be by these people ( passengers and crew ) while researching this story and writing about them. It was always about honoring these people and their stories.”

INTERVIEW FOR NEW BOOKS NETWORK: New Books in Food –Interview with Veronica Hinke May 30, 2019

Using the food and drink served on board as a fulcrum of a broader exploration of this fascinating episode of maritime history, the intriguing characters who sailed on her, and the enduring legacy of the world’s most famous Transatlantic crossing

WUWM LAKE EFFECTWausau Native’s New Book Provides A Tasty Twist To The Story Of The Titanic  April 24, 2019

It is still so relevant because it helps us understand why we are the way we are today. The foods and the drinks that we consume today are so tied to our history. That’s why I wanted to look back at what they were eating and drinking aboard the Titanic,” Hinke says.