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I’d love to meet with you in person soon at one of my culinary talks.

Holiday Book Party at The Violet Hour
Tuesday December 10, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm

Author reading and book signing

The Violet Hour, MAP
1520 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Find a respite from the holiday bustle behind the long, heavy velvet draperies of The Violet Hour. Nestle in for the evening at this fantastic pre-prohibition James Beard Award-winning bar. Sip Edwardian cocktails and visit with me and a man who sparked my interest in Titanic-era drinking and dining: James Beard Award-nominated mixologist Toby Maloney. Toby and I worked on the Wine Enthusiast article that caught the attention of a book publisher and shaped the framework for The Last Night on The Titanic: Unsinkable Drinking, Dining & Style. Toby and I will share our favorite ideas for how to enliven your bar and throw your holiday parties in Downton Abbey-style! Personalized books will be available for purchase.

“Titanic Style Entertaining & Wisconsin ties to the world’s most ill-fated ship”
March 24, 2020 10am -11:30am

Author reading and book signing

Stevens Point at Wausau Continuing Education & Outreach department,
518 S 7th Ave., Wausau, WI 54401 MAP

Considering a Titanic-themed party to honor the 108th anniversary of the Titanic? Before you begin planning your menu and special touches, culinary historian and food and lifestyles author Veronica Hinke will share meal and party ideas from her new book The Last Night on The Titanic: Unsinkable Drinking, Dining & Style. Veronica will talk about Central Wisconsin ties to the Titanic, including information revealed during her research for her book. The Last Night on The Titanic has been featured in Forbes, Newsweek, the New York Post and more. Come hungry for information about Edwardian era food and fashion and get ready to entertain in “Downton Abbey” style. Signed copies of The Last Night on The Titanic will be available for purchase.


I love meeting new people and sharing my passion for food history, culinary narratives and deeper discussions around my book, “The Last Night on the Titanic“.  My speaker events and book sigings are a great fit for:

  • Dinner Clubs – plan your next party with a Titanic meal theme
  • Historical Societies
  • Culinary Institutes
  • Book Stores
  • Fundraising Events
  • Book Clubs
  • Writing Groups
  • …and much more!

Let’s brainstorm how we can create a FABULOUS event for you!

Past Events

The Last Night On the Titanic: Unsinkable Drinking, Dining and Style
October 2019 ( PAST EVENT)

Author Reading and Book Signing

Bethany Retirement Community- PAST EVENT

Acclaimed pastry chef Gale Gand contributed recipes for delectable Eclairs with Chocolate Ganache and lovely Apple Meringue in “The Last Night on The Titanic: Unsinkable Drinking, Dining & Style” (Regnery History, 2019). Gale will be part of a celebration of fall foods from menus from the Titanic on Saturday October 19 at 10 a.m. as the Culinary Historians of Chicago study fall foods from menus from the Titanic. Gale will talk about the simplicity, seasonality and elegance of Apple Meringue, chocolate ganache and other Edwardian delights that were aboard the Titanic. Get inspired to entertain in “Downton Abbey” style! Bethany Retirement Community, CHICAGO.

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