author • speaker • journalist

Specializing in early 20th Century Drinking & Dining


TITANIC TALK 112th Titanic Anniversary Commemoration Hosted by Alexandra Boyd and Nelson Aspen 

It was truly fantastic what Alexandra and Nelson did to bring “Titaniacs” together to help commemorate the 112th anniversary of the Titanic. I cannot say thanks to them enough for all that they did to make this 2-hour virtual celebration happen. I was so pleased to be part of it! Listen to the episode here.

HISTORY OF FRESH PRODUCE Hosted by John Paap and Patrick Kelly 

It’s amazing what John Paap and Patrick Kelly teach listeners of their podcast about fresh produce history, and I was privileged to talk with them about Edwardian produce for the 112th anniversary of the Titanic. Listen to the episode here.

TITANIC TALK Hosted by Alexandra Boyd and Nelson Aspen 

I loved talking about Edwardian entertaining, and more, with Alexandra Boyd and Nelson Aspen! They are two of the most passionate and lovely people! Listen to the episode here.

TITANIC TALKLINE Hosted by Alexia Thirumalai

At Edwardian dinner parties, who went to the dinner table first? What did women do with their gloves during dinner? Find out in this episode. Alexia and I chat about my new cookbook, “Titanic: The Official Cookbook.” Listen to the episode here.


I was so delighted to talk with L.A. Beadles about my new book, “Titanic: The Official Cookbook.” Listen to my conversation with L.A. here.

TITANIC TALKLINE Hosted by Alexia Thirumalai

“Veronica Hinke returns: Serve Cheese, If You’re Classy” Listen to my chat with Alexia about Titanic-themed entertaining and more here.


Having a theme for a social gathering is fun and brings everything – and everybody – together! Titanic style can be as simple as serving – (and celebrating!) – that wonderful assortment of cheeses that was served lunch in first class aboard Titanic at lunch each day. We know what the cheeses were because passenger Ruth Dodge saved a menu. It was so fun to talk with L.A. Beadles during the holidays about easy, cost-conscious ways to entertain in Titanic style. Listen to my conversation with L.A. – “Your Guide To A Titanic-Themed Cocktail Party” – here.


TITANIC TALKLINE Hosted by Alexia Thirumali

I had the most delightful Titanic foods discussion with lovely Alexia Thirumali of the wonderful and informative Titanic Talkline podcast! We talked Titanic baked apples, Edwardian tipples and more! A few months later, Alexia posted this fun photo on Instagram from TitanicCon ’22 at Titanic Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! Listen to my conversation with Alexia- “An Apple Is Good for The Soul” – here.


Hosted by Jody Justus

I was honored to be among the celebrated presenters in the 2022 Virtual Authors Conference hosted by Titanic Attraction, Pigeon Forge. Jody Justus does an amazing job curating, coordinating and hosting these events, which bring Titanic enthusiasts together to share information and more. I had the opportunity to talk with the lovely journalist and chef Debbie Dance Uhrig. We talked Horse’s Neck cocktails and so much more! If you are on Facebook, you can watch the conversation here.

UNSINKABLE PODCAST, Hosted by L.A. Beadles

Engaging and informative host L.A. Beadles beautifully describes life aboard the Titanic in her introduction to this episode of her new Podcast. We talked about the foods, drinks – and the people – that made the Titanic distinct. I can’t wait to see where L.A. takes this very promising new Titanic podcast series. Listen to my conversation with L.A. on Spotify, here: Unsinkable Dining and Drinking. October 1, 2021

THE SHOW ABOUT TITANIC, Hosted by Edward and Nate

I talked about Titanic foods in a recent episode of Edward and Nate’s wonderful podcast “The Show about Titanic.”  Listen to my conversation with the show’s very engaging host Edward here: Titanic Dining. I love the music for the episode, which is Alexander’s Ragtime Band. June 6, 2021


I love Jon Hagadorn’s show, and I was delighted to talk with him for the second time recently. Jon interviewed me when my book first came out in April 2019. More recently we talked about the important art of storytelling and why it is important. Listen to my most recent conversation with Jon here. May 26, 2021.

WOMEN BEYOND A CERTAIN AGE – Conversations with Diane Worthington

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the Titanic heroes who looked out for others. How could they be so selfless at such a scary time? Their actions and bravery keep me encouraged and inspired. On the 108th anniversary of the Titanic, I was blessed to be able to talk about a few of the Titanic “helpers” with one of my personal heroes and mentors, Diane Worthington. Listen to our conversation here:  Apple Podcast and Android Users


I love all of the stories about my new book The Last Night on The Titanic, but it’s hard to say what it meant to me when, a few minutes before air time, “Sound Bites” host Rob Carson told me during our pre-call that he had prepared the Salmon Mousseline recipe from the book. He had me hook, line and sinker with that endearing update! Here’s a link to my talk with Rob.


Minutes before the Chicago debut of my book The Last Night on The Titanic, I sat down at The Gage with one of my favorite Chicago radio hosts, Gary Zidek of WDCB 90.9 FM. Here’s a recording of the conversation we had just before the reporters began to arrive for the press conference, “New Book Takes Culinary Approach to Titanic Stories”Here’s a link to my talk with Rob. LINK


AMAZING GRACE It’s no fun throwing a party if you can’t be there. I missed my party at Delmonico’s NYC for the launch of The Last Night on The Titanic. Even going the day before, with flights between NYC & Chicago every hour, snow caused flight cancellations. However, one of my guests who I was so eager to meet, popular New York City radio show host Eric Metaxas, “made it up to me” by having me on his show. Eric is the author of “Amazing Grace,” the story of reformed slave ship captain William Wilburforce. The movie of the same title was one of the last movies that I enjoyed seeing with my mom. Aside from being one of the internet’s most engaging podcast hosts, there is nothing like Eric’s bumper music. For months, I looked forward to talking with Eric. Then on June 14, five minutes before I called into the show, I received a phone call from a veterinarian saying that my beloved rescue dog Duchess would have to be put down that afternoon. I muscled up and made it through this interview with as much grace and courage as I could before sobbing all the way to the animal hospital right afterward. Here is the interview: LINK


I talked with engaging WPR host Kate Archer Kent about Wisconsin ties to the Titanic, LISTEN HERE

WINA 1070 AM / 98.9 FM

What a terrific job you’ve done with telling something new about the Titanic!” Those kind words from The Schilling Show host Rob Schilling made my day! Here is a recording of my live talk on the radio with this engaging and inquisitive radio host: Listen HERE

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


I was so proud to be the guest as “1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries” launched a full series on the sinking of the Titanic. Engaging and informed host Jon Hagadorn wrote this as the lead-in to the episode: “It was April 14th, 1912-exactly 107 years ago from the date of this release- and 2, 224 passengers and crew aboard the RMS Titanic were having the time of their lives, from the first class deck to steerage, enjoying the best of international cuisine on the most luxurious cruise ship ever built.  When the celebration turned to panic- then horror-many were sure they would never see the morning sun. The stories of heroism, love, and the will to survive have become the stuff of legend.”

INTERVIEW WITH “SOCIAL CAPITAL” PODCAST HOST LORI HIGHBY:  August 27, 2019 –Interview with Veronica Hinke 

I loved sharing my networking ideas in this interview with Social Capital podcast host Lori Highby. She has such interesting people on her show, and I was happy to be one of those recently. We talked about how it takes just 30 days to develop make a habit, networking event ideas and more.    

INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN KELLY – KMOX-AM, ST LOUIS:  March 24, 2019 –Interview with Veronica Hinke 

When I talked with KMOX-AM radio host Brian Kelly he recognized “The Weather Bird” cartoon on page 11 of The Last Night on The Titanic! I included the cartoon in the section about Titanic cocktails – it said “Why not let hotels sell Bronx cocktails on Sundays?”  

CULINARY HISTORIANS OF CHICAGO Conversation with legendary James Beard Award-winning Pastry Chef Gale Gand– October 19, 2019

I loved talking with Gale Gand about her Apple Meringue recipe & more fall foods showcased in The Last Night on The Titanic! Thank you so much to the Culinary Historians of Chicago & Bethany Retirement Community for making our festive, interesting event happen. The weather was perfect and the room was full of fabulous foodies.

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.