How to Hygge

How to Hygge : The Secrets of Nordic Living

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'Uplifting, heart-warming, life-enriching. I wish I could have read this book years ago.' - Nigel Slater

Nordic countries are consistently rated as the best places to live for quality of life, happiness and education, literacy and gender equality. But what's their secret? In How To Hygge, renowned Scandinavian cook and writer Signe Johansen explores the culture of hygge, shares the secrets of Nordic living and shows you how to adopt these elements into your everyday life, wherever you are in the world.

Hygge is central to the Nordic sense of well-being. Roughly translated as 'cosiness', it implies warmth, conviviality and community. With fifty recipes and glorious imagery, Johansen explains how to enjoy the outdoors the Nordic way, the joy of fika (coming together over cake and coffee), how to collaborate to achieve a sense of community and why alcohol is integral to the healthy hedonism of hygge. For those who have long admired the region's stylish design heritage, she reveals how to achieve Scandi-Cool in your own home, without breaking the bank.

Explore the culture of hygge, and learn how to live your life to the fullest, Nordic-style.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 172 x 226 x 26mm | 706g
  • Bluebird
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1509834869
  • 9781509834860
  • 15,580

Table of contents

Introduction - 1: Introduction Chapter - 2: Nature & the Seasons Chapter - 3: Outdoor Pursuits Chapter - 4: The Spirit of Self-Suficiency Chapter - 5: The Joy of Fika Chapter - 6: The Nordic Kitchen Chapter - 7: Healthy Hedonism Chapter - 8: Design & Home Chapter - 9: kinship, Conviviality & Openness Chapter - 10: How to Hygge - At a Glance Index - 11: Index Section - 12: Further Reading & Nordic Resources Section - 13: About the Author
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Uplifting, heart-warming, life-enriching. I wish I could have read this book years ago * Nigel Slater * How to Hygge is basically the only one of the current crop of titles that you *really* need. . . a gift you'd gleefully receive * Alex Heminsley * Shows just how easy it is to inject some Scandinavian ideas for good living into your life. With 50 gorgeous recipes and chapters on everything from affordable ways to inject some Scandi chic into your home, through to the joys of fika (coming together over cake and coffee), it's the perfect book for those who want to embrace hygge in a big way -- Laura James, AGA living
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About Signe Johansen

Signe Johansen is a Norwegian cook and author of Scandilicious and Scandilicious Baking. A longtime whisky enthusiast, she is the co-founder of 'Spirited Women', a project to get more women into whisky and other spirits. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in archaeology and anthropology from the University of Cambridge, she trained at Leiths School of Food and Wine in London, worked in several of the UK's top restaurants and went on to do her masters in the anthropology of food at SOAS Food Studies Centre at the University of London. She has appeared on Kirstie's Handmade Christmas, What's Cooking and Sunday Brunch. She lives in Bloomsbury, London.
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