June 2014

Trine Hahnemann

Trine Hahnemann – chef, teacher, author of 9 cookbooks (3 published in English) – is the founding-mother of caterers Hahnemann’s Køkken, a practical cook’s response to the need for high quality, well-balanced meals cooked by trained and talented chefs in staff restaurants and in-house canteens including those of the Danish government.

She remains very much a home cook and sees good food prepared with respect and care not only as source of enjoyment and method of communicating with others but as an instrument of social betterment. As author of The Nordic Diet and The Scandinavian Cookbook, her menu for our Saturday dinner, “A Nordic Summer Banquet”, is based on traditional Danish home-cooking: expect nettle-cured salmon, black barley and fabulous rye-bread.

Her writing has appeared in The Observer Food Monthly, Good Housekeeping, Food and Travel, Red Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller and she’s a regular contributor to the on-line magazine Zesterdaily.