9 januar 2017

Read Trine’s full essay about hygge

Hygge has over the recent years spread beyond the Danish borders. It is often described as an idea, or concept, and in a way that is too limited. Hygge is much more than that. It is embedded in our culture in a very profound way, and where that is most evident is in the language.

We use the words hygge and hyggelig all the time. All echelons of society use the hygge word, but not all activities are hyggelig. Hygge is for everybody. We all know what it refers to, and at the same time it is actually hard to pinpoint exactly.

Read the full essay written by Trine Hahnemann for her cookbook ‘Scandinavian Comfort Food: Embracing the Art of Hygge’ here. Featured image is taken from ‘Scandinavian Comfort Food: Embracing the Art of Hygge’ by Trine Hahnemann. Photography: Columbus Leth.

Trine Hahnemann