There have been more books this year on ‘hygge’ - that Danish concept of fireside cosiness, relaxed amiability, warm, informal gatherings and the cocooning comfort of hearth and home - than I can shake a stick at. But before there was the hype, there was the Queen of Hygge, Trine Hahnemann, she who first introduced the term to us, and her new book, Scandinavian Comfort Food, show us how to celebrate the art of hygge in our own homes all the year round; it’s not just about flickering candles on dark, wintry nights. So, I’ve chosen a recipe that shows how to start the day embracing the hyggelig spirit, with a stack of Rye Pancakes with Blueberries and Golden Syrup.
Scandinavian Comfort Food: Embracing the Art of Hygge by Trine Hahnemann
Published by Quadrille (£25)
Photography: Columbus Leth