Kari Diehl

Title: Freelance Writer
Location: Bellingham, WA
Education: UCLA
Expertise: Scandinavian cooking

Kari Diehl is a food writer and editor who specializes in Scandinavian cuisine. She's the author of a Nordic cuisine cookbook.


  • Freelance food writer
  • Author of "The Everything Nordic Cookbook"
  • Copywriter and editor


Kari Diehl is a former writer for The Spruce, contributing articles and recipes for almost five years. She is a seasoned copywriter and editor and makes her home with her husband and their children in the Pacific Northwest.

A lifelong lover of all things Scandinavian, Kari learned early that the best part of Christmas was baking the exceptional cookie and cake recipes handed down by her Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish great-grandmothers. With three children to feed and an Icelandic sister-in-law providing inspiration, she dedicates her free time to translating and testing traditional and modern fusion recipes from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, and Finland.


Kari Diehl has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Arts degree and Ph.D. in English from the University of California Los Angeles. Her studies included Old Norse and Old English as a participant in the College Scholars Program.

Awards and Publications

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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