Cookbook Giveaway - How to Hygge

How to Hygge: The Secrets of Nordic Living by Signe Johansen ushers the Scandinavian lifestyle trend right into our homes. Hygge (pronouced "HOO-gah") is effortlessly orchestrating normal everyday events into special and meaningful occasions. It's a feeling more than an effort that takes pleasure in other people's company along with sharing a meal or warm beverage.

For more information on this title, please see our review and recipe post which shares a recipe for comforting and delicious Cardamom Doughnuts.  

We are pleased to offer five copies of this title to our EYB Members in the US.

One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What recipe in the  index would you try first?

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  • landreotti  on  3/5/2017 at 10:50 AM

    Smoked chicken with beets, grains & lentils

  • BethNH  on  3/5/2017 at 10:52 AM

    Dark chocolate muffins

  • Sunshine1  on  3/5/2017 at 11:27 AM

    Oh Sticky ginger cake with clementine glaze is just a start. Chicken liver pate with grapefruit. on and on...

  • aeader  on  3/5/2017 at 11:57 AM

    Sour cherry bundt cake! I love cherries...

  • Joy001  on  3/5/2017 at 11:58 AM

    Coconut oatmeal porridge.

  • shoffmann  on  3/5/2017 at 12:42 PM

    Salmon burgers

  • GregH  on  3/5/2017 at 1:04 PM

    Rhubarb & orange muffins

  • ravensfan  on  3/5/2017 at 1:37 PM

    Coconut oatmeal porridge

  • ltsuk  on  3/5/2017 at 1:43 PM

    Depends which food I fall in love with on our vacation to Scandinavia next month!

  • hirsheys  on  3/5/2017 at 2:18 PM

    Smoked salmon on rye with avocado, pickled shallot & beets. Good lord that sounds delicious!

  • lapetitebaker  on  3/5/2017 at 2:51 PM

    The sour cherry bundt cake sounds fantastic!

  • Nancith  on  3/5/2017 at 3:05 PM

    Coconut oatmeal porridge sounds so much better than cold cereal!

  • dcradicrn  on  3/5/2017 at 4:23 PM

    I would make the Brown butter, sugar & malt shortbread! I love anything with browned butter!

  • sgump  on  3/5/2017 at 7:19 PM

    Ah, right there at the outset: rhubarb & orange muffins--they sound lovely.

  • lgroom  on  3/5/2017 at 7:35 PM

    It would be the cardamom donuts.

  • liasim  on  3/5/2017 at 8:22 PM

    Rhubarb and orange muffins - always looking for new ways to use rhubarb.

  • hillsboroks  on  3/5/2017 at 8:28 PM

    The Roasted Cauliflower, Spinach and Blue Cheese Salad with Cherries and Walnuts sounds wonderful.

  • PennyG  on  3/5/2017 at 9:11 PM

    The Ultimate Grilled Cheese sounds scrumptious!

  • Ahahne  on  3/5/2017 at 9:31 PM

    Roasted Cauliflower - combination of ingredients sounds so good!

  • heyjude  on  3/6/2017 at 3:50 AM

    I needed to review all the vegetable prep methods.

  • FireRunner2379  on  3/6/2017 at 4:56 AM

    I'd like to try the Malty Banana Chocolate Chip Walnut Muffins!

  • nadiam1000  on  3/6/2017 at 6:53 AM

    Brown Butter, Sugar and Malt Shortbread - I love shortbread and making it with brown butter seems like a delicious idea.

  • vickster  on  3/6/2017 at 6:55 AM

    Rhubarb & Orange Muffins

  • lhudson  on  3/6/2017 at 7:09 AM

    Sticky Ginger Cake with a Clementine Glaze

  • daniellespinato1  on  3/6/2017 at 8:36 AM

    I love anything malted so the brown butter, sugar & malt shortbread sound great!

  • hippiechick1955  on  3/6/2017 at 8:58 AM

    I'd try the Hot Smoked Trout, watercress, pomegranate, and avocado salad. All those flavors melding together sound like a big party on my tongue.

  • monique.potel  on  3/6/2017 at 10:29 AM

    i think i would like to start Whisky-cured gravlakx

  • lebarron2001  on  3/6/2017 at 11:06 AM

    Roast Rack of Lamb sounds delicious

  • tapeitzman  on  3/6/2017 at 11:33 AM

    Cardamom twists

  • Siegal  on  3/6/2017 at 7:56 PM

    I love all things gravlax!!

  • kb_mw  on  3/6/2017 at 8:35 PM

    Triple cherry glogg!

  • niniacedo  on  3/7/2017 at 8:30 AM

    The Chicken liver pâté on rye with pink grapefruit marmalade

  • gjelizabeth  on  3/7/2017 at 1:30 PM

    I'll try any recipe for Muesli.

  • LarissaPrusak  on  3/7/2017 at 1:59 PM

    Every Bundt cake and recipes with cardamom

  • sarahawker  on  3/7/2017 at 3:30 PM

    Whisky-cured gravlakx. Very curious sounding.

  • kbennall  on  3/7/2017 at 4:18 PM

    So many look wonderful...the sour cherry bundt cake, the cardamom donuts...but I have to go with the brown butter and malt shortbread.

  • RaceyR  on  3/8/2017 at 1:03 PM

    I thought it would be the sticky ginger cake, but then I read the nordic coleslaw ingredient list and that also sounds amazing!

  • jemans  on  3/8/2017 at 4:44 PM

    All these recipes are beyond perfect. Every single one sounds delicious! I would love to make the Christmas Spiced Madelines.

  • rrwrites  on  3/8/2017 at 8:35 PM

    sticky ginger cake

  • AnnaZed  on  3/9/2017 at 12:03 AM

    I would like to make Cardamom doughnuts with orange blossom honey (page 81) from How to Hygge: The Secrets of Nordic Living by Signe Johansen.

  • Karla123  on  3/9/2017 at 1:57 PM

    As someone who loves to bake, I would be eager to make the "Cardamom doughnuts with orange blossom honey." And, yes, I enjoy reading cookbooks that combine food writing with recipes.

  • DimSumMamma  on  3/10/2017 at 11:41 AM

    So as the name suggests, these recipes make me want to just stay home, bake, cook and drink with my family. I am about to have a brunch this weekend, and the Rhubarb Orange Muffins sound divine and so this would be the first thing for me to make... the second if you are interested is the Boozy, Malty, Creamy Hot Chocolate. Ohhhhhh

  • tarae1204  on  3/10/2017 at 4:57 PM

    Malty banana chocolate chip walnut muffins.

  • glennieglennie  on  3/11/2017 at 9:53 AM

    oooh my..... i want to try all of these lovely recipes, but i'm dying to make the smoked venison on sourdough with pear, fig & toasted nuts! literally drooled when i got to that one in the list

  • mpdeb98  on  3/11/2017 at 10:54 AM

    Christmas spice madeleines

  • Megoola  on  3/11/2017 at 1:53 PM

    Id make the cocktail. Not sure what to sub for egg whites though.

  • Tarn68  on  3/12/2017 at 6:40 AM

    Christmas spice madeleines

  • Uhmandanicole  on  3/13/2017 at 1:52 AM

    Midsummer almond torte with a lemon & elderflower glaze sounds amazing!

  • Teruska  on  3/14/2017 at 1:39 PM

    Spiced Roast Pork Belly.

  • fregal  on  3/16/2017 at 11:05 AM

    dark chocolate muffins

  • rosyannposy  on  3/16/2017 at 8:32 PM

    Darkness & Light.

  • juazella  on  3/16/2017 at 11:22 PM

    Oatmeal waffles

  • RSW  on  3/17/2017 at 8:57 AM

    Sour Cherry Bundt Cake

  • MmeFleiss  on  3/17/2017 at 10:23 AM

    Cardamom donuts for sure.

  • Dmartin997  on  3/17/2017 at 3:10 PM

    Sour cherry bundt cake

  • kimtrev  on  3/17/2017 at 5:03 PM

    Cardamom Twists

  • jdub1371  on  3/17/2017 at 6:57 PM


  • kayanelson  on  3/17/2017 at 8:11 PM

    The ultimate grilled cheese

  • fiarose  on  3/17/2017 at 9:20 PM

    oh this book looks so lovely...some of the ones i especially love: rhubarb and orange muffins (man i love rhubarb), almond torte with lemon and elderflower, sticky ginger cake with clementine, goat's curd with green apple, pomegranate, and honey, smoked chicken with beets, grains, and lentils, hot christmas AND sizzling january, freya's, those cocktails especially sound so wonderful.

  • roxlet  on  3/18/2017 at 9:48 AM

    Cardamom donuts 100%

  • cocecitycook  on  3/18/2017 at 10:13 AM

    Sticky ginger cake, yum!

  • Mivas  on  3/18/2017 at 10:15 AM

    Christmas spice madeleines

  • FunkyViriditas  on  3/19/2017 at 12:03 PM

    I lived in Iceland for one month. The next couple of months, I lived in France. Iceland had the better food by far, lol.

  • laurel2000  on  3/24/2017 at 10:15 PM

    Sour cherry bundt cake. Sounds great for teatime.

  • GeneratorHalf  on  3/24/2017 at 11:37 PM

    Midsummer almond torte

  • edyenicole  on  3/25/2017 at 9:07 PM

    I want to try the dark chocolate muffins. Yes, I do enjoy that.

  • auntietina  on  3/26/2017 at 12:13 AM

    Sour Cherry Bundt Cake would be the recipe my family would want first.

  • banba1  on  3/26/2017 at 11:21 PM

    Sour cherry bundt cake for me too!

  • Auntnanny  on  3/28/2017 at 7:51 PM

    Winter salad. Yummy. Cardamom twists would be second

  • JenJoLa  on  3/29/2017 at 12:03 PM

    The ultimate grilled cheese. Yum!

  • Julia  on  3/29/2017 at 10:09 PM

    Dark Chocolate Muffins

  • elogibs  on  3/30/2017 at 8:36 AM

    Allspice and whisky chicken skewers and the coconut oatmeal porridge sound cozy. I really enjoy my recipes accompanied by writing, giving background and context to the food.

  • linmin  on  3/30/2017 at 6:30 PM

    Oatmeal Waffles.

  • Katiefayhutson  on  3/31/2017 at 12:33 PM

    Cardamom twists!

  • sequoia55  on  4/3/2017 at 1:05 AM

    Sour Cherry Bundt Cake

  • melmaren  on  4/7/2017 at 10:43 AM

    Midsummer almond torte with a lemon & elderflower glaze

  • imaluckyducky  on  4/7/2017 at 8:47 PM

    Coconut oatmeal porridge - and I love the recipe/foodwriting combo

  • Wende  on  4/10/2017 at 4:35 PM

    Whisky-cured gravlakx

  • heyjude  on  4/10/2017 at 7:33 PM

    Sticky Ginger Cake

  • rchreview  on  4/11/2017 at 7:51 AM

    I very much enjoy books that combine recipes along with essays - I like hearing about other cultures or memoirs about someone's life. I would love to try the Midsummer almond torte with a lemon & elderflower glaze...mmm!

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