Trine Hahnemann is a Danish chef and food writer and the leading expert on Scandinavian food and baking. She grew up in a hippie commune in Denmark, where she first fell in love with cooking and--especially--baking. She has written five cookbooks in her native Denmark and also three in English: The Scandinavian Cookbook (2008), The Nordic Diet (2009), and Scandinavian Christmas (2012), all published by Quadrille. She writes for the American website www.zesterdaily.com, and appears regularly in magazines and newspapers in America and Britain, as well as back home. Trine lives in Copenhagen with her husband.