The Hygge Life

The Hygge Life

Embracing the Nordic Art of Coziness Through Recipes, Entertaining, Decorating, Simple Rituals, and Family Traditions

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A food and lifestyle book dedicated to the Scandinavian concept of hygge (loosely translated as "coziness"); how to create it for yourself and others, and how to incorporate it into holidays, travel, decor, entertaining, and everyday life, with approximately 30 recipes.

Hygge is centered around the idea of feeling snug and inviting comforting elements into day-to-day life while creating warmth, community, and intimacy. A bakery is hygge. Bikes are more hygge than cars. Cozy ashows readers how small gestures (putting wool blankets and warm cider out for guests) or larger undertakings (building bonfires and making campfire bread to celebrate solstice) can warm the psyche and foster hygge. The book is divided into chapters focused on different opportunities for hygge; morning rituals, family gatherings, holidays, bedtime rituals, decorating, and caring for yourself, with more than 30 recipes for cozy and comforting food and drink plus stunning photography throughout.
Publisher: [Berkeley] California : Ten Speed Press, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780399579936
0399579931
Branch Call Number: 641.5949 Gun
Characteristics: 159 pages : colour illustrations

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RustyReader9
Mar 25, 2018

I had to wait a couple of months to get this book and let me tell you, it was worth the wait!

I definitely experienced the hygge life while reading this book. The recipes and the images brought me a lot of tranquility. It makes you think about your daily routines and how we don't really enjoy everything we do, such as drinking a coffee in the morning or taking a hike as indicated in the book. We are just so busy with our lives and wrapped up with other things that we don't take the time to appreciate the little things that can make our lives more enjoyable.

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BeausPerson
Dec 21, 2017

I think I experienced Hygge with this book. The photographs are warm and beautiful, the recipes sound so good. A great way to spend winter evenings.

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