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.
About the Author
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.
* 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