Scandinavian Christmas

Scandinavian Christmas

Book rating: 05 Hardback

By (author) Trine Hahnemann

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  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 215mm x 235mm x 22mm | 791g
  • Publication date: 27 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1849491925
  • ISBN 13: 9781849491921
  • Illustrations note: 120 full colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 55,573

Product description

In Scandinavia the whole period of Christmas, from the first Sunday in Advent to New Year's Day, is marked by festivals and celebrated in traditional but beautifully contemporary style. Hygge, the Danish word for cosiness, is about being inside with candles, great comfort food and lots of cakes and sweets. The first week of December is baking week - enough has to be made to last the whole Christmas period. Jars of decorated cookies, gingerbread houses and clogs filled with little presents rub shoulders with simple wreaths, trees and tables decorated with white candles and fresh greenery - the perfect mix of ancient and modern. Brunches, cocktail and tea parties, lunches and dinners are celebrated with a mixture of traditional goodies and delicious modern recipes. Duck and pork rule on Christmas Eve, fish, ham and seasonal vegetables on Christmas Day. Sweets, biscuits, puddings and other treats abound - all washed down with gluwein and fruity cocktails. In this glorious book, illustrated with Lars Ranek's evocative photographs, Trine Hahnemann provides a cornucopia of 70 Christmas recipes - all featuring ingredients which are common to all northern climes - showing us how we, too, can decorate our homes and make delicious dishes to celebrate Christmas the Scandinavian way.

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Trine Hahnemann is a chef and food writer who writes for many magazines, including Denmark's largest circulation weekly women's magazine Alt For Damerne. She has published many cookbooks in her native Denmark and two in English, The Scandinavian Cookbook (2008) and The Nordic Diet (2009), both with Quadrille. Trine Hahnemann lives between Copenhagen and London with her husband and two children, but travels constantly around the world to bring Scandinavian food and cooking to a wider audience

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By Mikaela Nell 25 Mar 2014 5

I just love this book...I have moved away from Europe and when I see the images of a white Christmas and beautiful food it just takes me back, such tradition and elegance twined with rustic character which gives you a feeling of warm nostalgia...I miss Europe sometimes. Wonderful book with traditional recipes.