Sunday, December 2, 2012

Last Dinner on the Titanic - Discussion Questions

1.  Did you enjoy this as a cookbook?  What did you like/dislike about it?
2.  What was your favourite recipe and why?  Did you try any other recipes in the cookbook, or are there any others that you plan to try?
3.  Did you enjoy the sidenotes included throughout the book?  Did you find that they added anything to the book?
4.  Have you ever dined at a "Ritz"-like restaurant?  If so, what was your experience like?
5.  The book describes the Edwardian era of etiquette as an important factor on board the Titanic ("There have never been as many rules regarding manners and etiquette as existed during the Victorian and Edwardian era...").  What are your thoughts about these rules of etiquette and manners?  Do you think any of this still exists or should exist today?
6.  Given your family's heritage during that time period, which dining room might you have been most likely to dine in?
7.  There exists some controversy over the publishing of this book given the tragedy that ensued - what are your thoughts about this?

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