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The Last Night on the Titanic: Unsinkable Drinking, Dining & Style
“The Last Night on the Titanic: Unsinkable Drinking, Dining & Style“
by Veronica Hinke. Published 2019
Hardcover, $48.78, Paperback, $17.99
April 14, 1912. It was an unforgettable night. In the last hours before the Titanic struck the iceberg, passengers in all classes were enjoying unprecedented luxuries. Innovations in food, drink, andDécor made this voyage the apogee of Edwardian elegance.
“Veronica Hinke’s painstaking research and deft touch bring the Titanic’s tragic but eternally glamorous maiden voyage back to life. In addition to stirring accounts of individual tragedy and survival, The Last Night on the Titanic offers tried-and-true recipes, newly invented styles and classic cocktails to reproduce a glittering world of sophistication at sea.”
Readers will experience:
- Recipes for Oysters à la Russe, Chicken and Wild Mushroom Vol-au-Vents and dozens of other scrumptious dishes for readers to recreate in their own kitchens
- A rare printed menu from the last first class dinner on the Titanic
- Drink recipes from John Jacob Astor IV’s luxury hotels, including the original Martini
- The true story of “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”
- An extraordinary eyewitness testimony to Captain Edward Smith’s final moments
- Intimate and captivating stories about select passengers—from millionaires to third class passengers.
Praise from Readers
For “The Last Night on The Titanic- Unsinkable Drinking, Dining and Style” by Veronica Hinke
This book is an Excellent read for a culinary enthusiast, Titanic rivet counter or general history buff. There is a lot going on in this book. You get a little of everything. There are stories,recipes and historical information that I have never heard about before this book. If you are a Titanic fan especially, this book is a must have. It is brand new 2019 release. It’s a treat to get a new Titanic book with new thoughts in 107 years after she sank.“
Veronica Hinke’s excellent grasp of writing, meticulous research and twenty-page bibliography is as impressive as what she raised within myself. The book is a treasure-trove collection of ‘lost’ recipes of epicurian dining and cuisine from the finest chefs and hotels of the Edwardian Era and Guilded Age. These are interwoven with bright portrayals of people and lifestyles of all persuasions who were on board the Titanic. I am not sure whether to file this masterpiece with my culinary books or on my ‘ancient waterways society’ research shelves. Veronica’s scholarly ability brings to life and raises the ship’s wondrous people, recipes, lifestyle and diverse mix of social classes into our contemporary lives, most certainly to Downton Abby viewers such as myself. . I hope many of you will find this book equally delightful and will be longing to join passage on the author’s next sail.“
In The Last Night On The Titanic, Veronica Hinke pairs the luxurious life of the times with the greatest disaster of the era. The food is sumptuous and the sinking of the ship takes life after life. The juxtaposition makes for interesting reading. Hinke is a clean writer. The book reads easily, and the reader can linger over the recipes. Amazing research. A great book to plan a party around.“
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