"Cook yourself happiness. Like the Danes ”Caroline Fleming has written an amazing cookbook. Most of the recipes are very simple, they are traditional home-made dishes, the taste of which will just make you happy.
Caroline Fleming, née Baroness Caroline Elizabeth Ada Iuel-Brockdorff, was born into a Danish aristocratic family. She is the author of best-selling books on Danish cuisine. In her book "Cook yourself happiness. Like the Danes" Caroline introduces the delicacies of Danish cuisine and shows how she lives and cooks. Drawing on recipes used in the family for generations, Caroline presents simple and delicious dishes that will cheer you up, give you strength and tell you how to cook happiness according to the Danish model of life. Because the Danes are said to be the happiest nation in the world.
What is the Danish way of life? What is the idea of “hygge”? The concept of hygge is gaining more and more popularity outside of Denmark. Everyone is realizing that life is short and worth living as fully and happily as possible. This approach also makes it more important what we eat. " p>
Caroline combines modernity with Danish traditions in her recipes. The book is divided into several thematic chapters. We start with light meals for each time of the day, then soups, sandwiches and salads. Then we have fish and vegetable main courses, desserts and finally bread, pastries, sweets and drinks.
When I pick up a cookbook, I always go through it backwards. I think there is a reason for this. Many culinary books end with sweets and desserts, and what can give us more pleasure? I cooked myself happiness, rice pudding with cherry sauce and almonds . Yes, this is a dish in the spirit of the "hygge" idea...
It is a very nicely published book. It is filled with atmospheric photographs, where we can admire both delicious dishes and a beautiful family estate. If you are looking for a gift, buying this book would be a great idea.
Thank you Filo for providing a copy of the book for review.