Five minutes with…Trine Hahnemann

Trine Hahnemann

A chef and food writer, Trine Hahnemann is an enthusiastic advocate for sustainable solutions, organic sourcing and food cooked with love. With her great knowledge of Scandinavian food and food culture, she writes for and appears regularly in the media in America and Britain. Trine has written ten cookbooks in her native Danish and four in English: The Scandinavian Cookbook, Scandinavian Christmas, Eat Nordic and Scandinavian Baking, all published by Quadrille.

What was the last book you read?

I always read more than one book, this is the last one to finishing reading; Elizabeth Strout’s ‘My Name Is Lucy Barton’

And what did you read it on?

A book, do not have any devises for reading, I love books, it’s one of my biggest pleasure to buy books and buy 5 to 10 a month. I have a library I am very proud of.

What’s next on your reading list?

I always have 3-4 books going at the same time, right now; Pamuk; A strangeness of mind, Auster; 4321 and Proust.

What is your favourite book to screen adaptation?

Babette’s feast written by Karen Blixen

Where is the best place to read in London?

London library, where I used to be a member, now I love sitting reading on a bench on St. James square with a coffee.

Go on, let us know your musical guilty pleasure…

Love musicals, my top 3; Moulin Rouge, Nine and Everyone says I love you

What would be the title of your autobiography?

The stories I tell when I talk about my life.

What was your first job?

Working in an ice cream shop in Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?

Jane Austen, Karen Blixen, Simon de Beauvoir, Siri Husvedt, Jhumphur Lahiri and Chimamanda Adichie and my husband would be cooking.

Where would you most like to be right now?

At home in Copenhagen drinking a cup a tea in my kitchen and reading a book.

Trine Hahnemann  is taking part in the London Book & Screen Week event Living Danishly: An Evening of Cosiness and Scandi Crime.  See more about this event 

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