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

The Hygge Life Embracing the Nordic Art of Coziness Through Recipes Entertaining Decorating Simple Rituals and Family Traditions Equal parts cookbook and lifestyle guide this cozy little book shows you how to cultivate comfort and contentment and embrace life s small pleasures with the Danish practice of hygge Hygge loosely tr

  • Title: The Hygge Life: Embracing the Nordic Art of Coziness Through Recipes, Entertaining, Decorating, Simple Rituals, and Family Traditions
  • Author: Gunnar Karl Gíslason Jody Eddy
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Equal parts cookbook and lifestyle guide, this cozy little book shows you how to cultivate comfort and contentment and embrace life s small pleasures with the Danish practice of hygge Hygge loosely translated as coziness is centered around the idea of inviting comforting elements into day to day life while creating warmth, community, and intimacy The Hygge Life teachEqual parts cookbook and lifestyle guide, this cozy little book shows you how to cultivate comfort and contentment and embrace life s small pleasures with the Danish practice of hygge Hygge loosely translated as coziness is centered around the idea of inviting comforting elements into day to day life while creating warmth, community, and intimacy The Hygge Life teaches you 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, with than 30 recipes for cozy and comforting food and drinks.

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    1. NOTE: The copy I read was called "The Hygge Life". I'm not sure if that's the new or old title.This is more a lifestyle book, with a focus on recipes. There is a bit about what hygge actually means, but mostly it is hygge-inspired recipes. There are over 30 recipes with simple ingredients, ranging for pancakes, to lamb stew, to non-eatables like bath salts. Now, I'm not a hygge-expert, but I feel like a lot of the recipes are debatably hygge. Food is so personal, I think it's hard to really say [...]

    2. I've read several books about the lifestyle of Hygge and unfortunately, this was not the best one I've read. Too many recipes and not enough focus on what Hygge actually is and how to incorporate it into your life. I grew up in Minnesotawhere I feel that I grew up with Hygge as a by-product of the strong Scandinavian influence in my state and in my family. It's a lifestyle I've tried to incorporate into my lifestyle in Oregon. I feel that I have been successful in bringing this into my home and [...]

    3. It's officially late November, which for those in the middle of the United States means there will soon be cold temperatures and potential white stuff falling from the sky. It's time to stay indoors and find warmth. It's time for the Nordic idea of coziness, aka hygge. And to help you immerse yourself in coziness, The Hygge Life offers up recipes, ideas for decorating, themes to use for entertaining, and rituals and traditions you can make your own. Blending ideas of self-care, sanctuary, and i [...]

    4. As someone who has suffered from Seasonal Affective Disorder her whole life (long before it had a name!), the idea of actually looking forward to winter is almost alien to me. However, in my desperation for anything to improve my spirits during these dark months, I wanted to explore the concept of hygge. This book is exactly what I was looking for!The Scandinavians have learned over the centuries of very dark winters how to not only survive but to thrive. And it all begins with taking care of on [...]

    5. This book is so cozy that I wish I could crawl into the pages.I like it. Pretty much.Not only because of all the beautiful photos but mainly because the content is really soothing. The busy lifestyles in cities are giving people nowadays too much pressure and schedules too tight that we seem to forget the fact that life is short, life can be enjoyable, life can be beautiful. A simple cup of hot tea may be able to make a day happier, A day without TVs and cell phones may make us cherish the time [...]

    6. This small book would only be worthwhile if one didn't already know how to make coffee, plan a picnic, or pack for the plane yes, those instructions are really in the book. Most of the book was just a collection of recipes and about life 'things' in general. There wasn't anything particularly 'hygge' about any of it. This is my third book on Hygge and by far my least favorite. There's some interesting information on what Scandinavian countries partake in for different holidays, but save for that [...]

    7. Why 2 and 1/2 stars? This felt like a book written to cash in on a trend. In fact, most of the Hygge books I've read give me that feeling, it's much like everyone jumping on the feng shui trend years ago. Some of the recipes sound good and the food photos look pretty yummy. There was one craft using toothpicks and garbanzo beans to make Christmas stars that had me rolling my eyes. I'd suggest you check this out from the library. It's a good book to read while you're sitting in a cozy chair next [...]

    8. I didn't realize when I put this book on hold that it was a cookbook. The author gives a brief overview of the Scandinavian concept of hygge - loosely translated to "coziness." Then the book is divided into a few categories - Starting the Day, Caring for Yourself, Staying In, Easy Gatherings and Holidays, and Getting Out. All of these chapters give an overview of how you can add hygge to each of these areas and then have a collection of recipes. I liked how the book was laid out and there were a [...]

    9. Cozy: The Hygge Way to Eat and Live (aka The Hygge Life) by Gunnar Karl Gislason & Jody Eddy is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early November.Feelings of hygge or 'comfortable satisfaction' are spread through this book's suggestions for meals, self-care, seclusion during frosty winters, celebrating, and spending your away-from-home leisure time (through the ritual of morning coffee/tea, grooming, and yummy recipes, such as smoked cheese & grilled bread with peppery greens and lemo [...]

    10. Wonderfully composed with an array of recipes and hygge tips; some of which are as simple as "pack light" when travelling and call your bank if you go abroad, which, I guess makes for a cozy life? But. honestly, who is really coming to the hygge party for tips like that - you want gorgeous pictures, and comforting food, and some pretty blonde people in sweaters looking at you from the dust jacket. This brings it in spades! I received an ecopy from the publishers and NetGalley in exchange for an [...]

    11. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for a fair review.Wow this was a really neat book. Gorgeous photography, historical and cultural information as well as fairly simple to follow recipes. I enjoyed reading about the holidays and rituals that are important to the author: the book felt very honest and interesting.I also appreciated the recipes in the book (the warm potato salad looks like a must try) and the photography makes everything look very appetizing. The DIY recipes [...]

    12. A beautifully designed book that strives to define the Danish Hygge philosophy for living. Great photographs and what appears to be excellent recipes are interspersed throughout.This actually would make a good gift, but like so many gift books, it could use more substance. There are a fair number of titles available now regarding Hygge to choose from. Nothing especially wrong with this, but perhaps not as meaty as others.

    13. Kleinur (Icelandic beignets), pancakes with berries and whipped cream, rice porridge, potato soup with smoked haddock and dill, salmon with baby potatoes and pine, lamb stew, red beet salad with hazelnuts, and so many more delectable recipes to enjoy, with forays into "a morning hike", "A trip to the sauna", "a cozy nook", "movie night", "Scandinavian holidays and their traditions", and other delightful ideas to enjoy the benefits of a hygge way of life.

    14. An interesting book, but nothing really that I am going to adopt into my own life. Nordic lifestyles are very much about minimalism, and my own style is all about eccentricism. I have a little bit of everything everywhere. So it doesn't really mesh that well. However, I am a believer in a good candle :)

    15. All photos on it are beautiful and this book itself can be a part of interior decoration. This book introduces many good-looking food that look delicious. Most of ingredients are easy to get in Japan, so I definitely will cook some of them. Plus, I love drinking tea, so the pages that instruct how to make good tea were informative for me.

    16. I received this copy of “the Hygge Life”from NetGalley in return for an honest review. I think I was Scandinavian in a former life as this really appealed to me. I think the book could have been longer, with more pictures and examples of non-food and drink Hygge elements. Having said that, I gleaned many great ideas from this book and will be much more Hygge from now on!

    17. FYI: its a weird cookbook. Things I ‘learned’: I’m to find green coffee beans and roast them myself. I’m only to serve my loved ones homemade ~everything~. And dead animals are ok to use just to decorate with - so go hang some dead geese up, its hygge. 🙄

    18. This is the third book I've read about hygge and it made me want to make my home even hyggelig! Some of the recipes I bookmarked so I can make them later. Enjoyed, 'tis the (cozy) season for hygge!

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