Scandinavian food and drink Archive

Hygge – a soothing balm for the traumas of 2016

Hoo-gah. Repeat after me. Rhymes with hula, as in hoop, but with a more pronounced stress on the first syllable. It matters, because this autumn you either need to master the water bottle challenge, or you need to learn to pronounce “hygge”. If you don’t know what the water bottle challenge is, that puts you automatically in the hygge camp. Hygge is a Danish word …