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.

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

About Signe Johansen

Signe Johansen is a Norwegian cook and author of How to Hygge, 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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How to Hygge at Guildford Book Festival

How to Hygge at Guildford Book Festival

Guildford Book Festival

Guildford Book Festival
Tourist Information Centre 155 High Street Guildford, GU1 3AJ UNITED KINGDOM

10:30 on 11 October 2016 - 12:00 on 11 October 2016

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Join Scandinavian food writer Signe for coffee and cake as she shares the culture of 'hygge', the Nordic term that roughly translates to cosiness and conviviality, and explains how we can adopt the elements of hygge into our everyday lives. " "£11, £9.90 concessions - includes coffee and cake with recipes from the book

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How to Hygge with Balterzen's Harrogate

How to Hygge with Balterzen's Harrogate

Harrogate Theatre

Harrogate Theatre
6 Oxford St Town Centre Harrogate, HG1 1QF UNITED KINGDOM

05:00 on 25 October 2016 - 06:00 on 25 October 2016

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Renowned Scandinavian food writer Signe Johansen explores the culture of 'hygge', the Nordic term that roughly translates to cosiness and conviviality, and shares the secrets of Nordic living and how we can adopt the elements of hygge into our everyday lives - through food and drink, collaboration and community, enjoying the outdoors, in how we decorate our homes, and the joy of fika - coming together over cake and coffee. Ticket includes tea or coffee and baked goods from Signe's book. Copies of How to Hygge will be available for the signing.

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How to Hygge at Waterstones York

How to Hygge at Waterstones York

Waterstones York

Waterstones York
15 Coney St York , YO1 9QL

19:00 on 26 October 2016 - 20:00 on 26 October 2016

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Renowned Scandinavian food writer Signe Johansen explores the culture of 'hygge', the Nordic term that roughly translates to cosiness and conviviality, and shares the secrets of Nordic living and how we can adopt the elements of hygge into our everyday lives - through food and drink, collaboration and community, enjoying the outdoors, in how we decorate our homes, and the joy of fika - coming together over cake and coffee. Ticket includes tea or coffee and baked goods from Signe's book. Copies of How to Hygge will be available for the signing.

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