HOW TO HYGGE | with #BookBreak

Have you ever wondered what the secret to Nordic living was? In How to Hygge, Norwegian cook and author Signe Johansen provides a guide to ‘healthy hedonism’. And for your eyes only I try out some of these Scandinavian lifestyle tips and recipes in this week’s Book Break.

HOW TO HYGGE: The Secrets of Nordic Living by Signe Johansen
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Fancy trying your hand at hygge baking? Try the recipe for sticky ginger cake with a clementine glaze: Let us know how it works out – tweet us your pics using #bookbreak

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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.

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20 comments for “HOW TO HYGGE | with #BookBreak

  1. Johnny Jensen
    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Being a Dane, like a fish knows nothing about water, I know nothing about โ€Hyggeโ€ – so I reflected; Well…you canยดt buy "hygge" – Hygge is being totally yourself, with the ones you love or even alone – totally at peace, accepting everything as it is, for a moment – even our fails or sorrows! – or.. maybe itยดs just feeling gratitude and love!

  2. Just Another Artist
    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Your home is beautiful! I love all your books and your oven looks so cool!

  3. Clarene Romea
    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    I wrote a song about Hygge! Would appreciate if you could listen to it and let me know what you think!

  4. PC Henderson
    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Thank you for this great video! I was thinking about getting this book but there were no reviews on Amazon so wasn't sure if it would be worth it or not. After watching your video I'm going to order the book. Looking forward to more of your helpful videos.

  5. SavidgeReads
    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    I have been seeing Hygge books everywhere and now I finally get it. I might need a book about how to Hygge. It could be very calming I think. Guilt free eating and drinking. Winning.

  6. Jan Smith
    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Sold! Seems the perfect book with winter approaching.

  7. Leena Normington
    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm


  8. Lauren Wade
    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    LOL that cocktail was ridiculous hahaha! This came out great Jean! xx

  9. Marie Arentoft
    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    This warms my Danish heart <3 so hygge!

  10. Rose Reads
    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Love the look of that almond cake ๐Ÿ˜

  11. Chi Ming
    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Lovely video.

  12. Marnox
    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Dette var en hyggelig video ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Julie Quick
    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    What a fun lifestyle book! Thank you for bring it to life, your torte looked great as did your other dishes.

  14. Teresa Thevercad
    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    This video felt like a hug ๐Ÿ˜€ Also, I loved the baking!!! I live in Bangalore, India and while Bangalore as a city is a very laid back place, I'm pretty sure we don't have that sort of concept here. What we do have, is a reputation for knowing our classic rock, and being able to match any mood and budget to a pub in the city ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Chris DQ92
    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Love this video! Definitely want this book

  16. chboskyy
    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Cutest video ever! I was literally poring over hygge books in Waterstones earlier, wishing I could own them all!

  17. 18thdandelion
    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    I was wondering if I should get a copy of this book… What a lovely video. Looking fwd to watch more on bookbreak!

  18. TheBibliophile
    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    What park was that? Looks great! Those recipes looked amazing! Great video!

  19. Boghunden
    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    It's a most delightful video ๐Ÿ™‚ Being Danish, this was fun to watch

  20. Natreadsbooks
    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    I feel very proud as a dane to watch this! This is so nice and well made! I hope you enjoyed it! xx

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