Scandinavian Comfort Food: Embracing the Art of Hygge by Trine Hahnemann

Last Updated December 09, 2016
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Scandinavian Comfort Food: Embracing the Art of Hygge

Trine Hahnemann, Danish chef and food writer, shares her most comforting meals.

The goal: to put some hygge into your life. Hygge is loosely defined as “the atmosphere created by hanging out.” Primarily, Hahnemann says, “The home creates the first frame for hygge – a dining table is important for lingering over dinner. A hyggelig home is a home that feels lived in; a home that reflects who you are and tells your story.” It can be felt at home, in a café, at a formal dinner, or alone with a book and some tea.

And this is the core of Scandinavian Comfort Food: making the best of every day. These recipes for winter stew, meatballs, and quince preserves are a small sample of the many, hygge-inducing dishes from Hahnemann’s kitchen.

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Scandinavian Winter Stew: Labskovs

Scandinavian Winter Stew: Labskovs
This recipe from the Scandinavian Comfort Food cookbook is 100 years old, and originally it was made with leftovers.

Meatballs with Celeriac and Apples

Meatballs with celery and apples
In Scandinavia, meatballs are often boiled and served with sauce, like this version with celery and apples.

Quince, Two Ways: Jam & Purée

quince jam and puree
Quince is suited for use in jams and jellies due to its high levels of pectin, and has become very popular again over the last decade. Here are two quince recipes from Scandinavian Comfort Food.
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