Tasting Hygge: Joyful Recipes for Cozy Days and Nights (Hardcover)

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Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) is the word for a Danish concept that means coziness, comfort, and warmth. It’s sitting by the fireplace with a dog on your lap. It’s making hot chocolate over the gas stove with your children or reading a book with a mug of coffee. Hygge is feeling like you belong and like you can share that belonging with others—and Leela Cyd is here to bring it to your kitchen and your table as snow starts to fall. 

Personally, I’m drooling most over the recipes in the “Spiced” chapter. If you need to find me anytime soon, I’ll be the one leaning over a stock pot, working on the lentils on page 52, to be topped with apricots, olives, and yogurt and served on toast. And you know I’ll be holding a steaming mug of spiced glogg!

— Afton Montgomery, Assistant Adult Frontlist Buyer


The most delicious approach to hygge—50 recipes to satisfy and savor, from Almond Custard Pancakes to Greens with Parmesan and Nutmeg

Good food makes everyone feel warm and cared for, which is the very essence of hygge. This Danish way of life has been embraced by Americans who want that same sense of cozy. In Tasting Hygge, acclaimed food photographer and cookbook author Leela Cyd shares the recipes that make her happy, for cultivating moments of connection in the dining room, at the coffee table, or over a little bedside tray. Keeping in mind the idea of slowing down and enjoying the moment, Cyd shares more than 50 recipes that elevate everyday meals into very special moments. She organizes the book into five sensory experiences (Calm, Bright, Warm, Spiced, and Smooth) with recipes such as:

  • Apple Anise Glogg

  • Roasted Squash and Sage Grilled Cheese

  • Greens Gratin with Parmesan and Nutmeg

  • Fairy Bowl with Ice Cream and Honey Sponge Cake

These are dishes to delight and love, each one accompanied by a gorgeous photograph.

About the Author

Leela Cyd is a food, lifestyle, and travel photographer and storyteller based in Santa Barbara, California. She is the author of Food With Friends: The Art of Small Gatherings and her work has been featured by The New York Times, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Kinfolk, Apartment Therapy, The Kichn, and others.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781682681725
ISBN-10: 1682681726
Publisher: Countryman Press
Publication Date: November 7th, 2017
Pages: 160
Language: English