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About the Author
Veronica Hinke has been researching Titanic for as long as she can remember. While growing up in northern Wisconsin she often heard tales of “Popcorn Dan,” a man who hauled a horse-drawn popcorn cart through town with a withered arm and was the caretaker of a mansion that was rumored to be haunted. Daniel Coxon was one of the 537 men in third class who drowned aboard Titanic. Hinke has interviewed Coxon’s family members and historians who have studied him. She has also interviewed hundreds of experts on lifestyles, food and beverage for Tribune Media and other news outlets. She maintains a close working relationship with many leading chefs and mixologists around the world. Her annual year-end round-up story for Tribune Media, “The Best Thing I Ate This Year” features 50 food and drinks pros and their local picks. The story annually leads in holiday weekend news traffic and receives hundreds of retweets and Facebook shares. Her “Titanic Cocktails” report for Wine Enthusiast magazine honored the 100 th anniversary of Titanic. For the story, she interviewed Frank Caiafa, The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book, 2016, Penguin; and Toby Maloney, Co- founder, Alchemy Consulting, New York and co-founders of The Violet Hour, a prohibition era-style drinks venue in Chicago. Hinke also worked closely with RMS Titanic to obtain the data on liquor, beer, spirits and wine remnants pulled from Titanic debris sites. Each bottle provides a peek into Titanic’s history and helps to demystify what life was like for people in all three classes. “Titanic Cocktails” achieved considerable reach and continues to generate interest. The 360-word story was blogged by the Village Voice and spotlighted by New York Times “What We’re Reading” editors.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Immersed in this fascinating book, i found Veronica Hinke’s excellent grasp of writing, meticulous research and twenty-page bibliography as impressive as was what she raised to the surface within myself. The book is a treasure-trove 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 on board the Titanic. I am not sure whether to shelf this with culinary books or in my ‘ancient waterways society’ research library because of Veronica’s scholarly ability to raise the ship’s wondrous people, recipes, lifestyle and diverse mix of social classes back into the lives of so many of us. Including we from the Downton Abby audience. I hope many of you will find this book equally delightful and longing to board passage on her next sail.