Posted by Susan O’Driscoll
A cookbook has been published based on the menu enjoyed by passengers of the Titanic shortly before she sank.
RMS Titanic: Dinner is Served is written by Yvonne Hume, a great-niece of the first violinist in the ship's orchestra. John Law Hume was one of the musicians who played on deck in an attempt to quell the rising panic as people were loaded into lifeboats – a scene recreated in James Cameron's Oscar-winning film Titanic.
Ms. Hume disagrees with those who think the cookbook morbid, saying: "The whole subject is romantic," she told a newspaper in
Apparently the passengers aboard the 'Titanic memorial cruise' will also experience the original menu and while first class guests dine on oyster, secnd class will have ragout of beef and third class plum pudding.
Miles Morgan Travel are organising the cruise and spokeswoman Tara Plumley said: "We will also be organising the high teas that were so popular on board the Titanic. The chefs with the Fred Olsen line are keen to be as accurate as possible."