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The Art of Cozy

Winter is in the air… it’s time to break out the warm socks and hot drinks!

November 29, 2022

Winter is in the air… it’s time to break out the warm socks and hot drinks!

This booklist includes books on coziness, comfort food, and (if you’re feeling motivated) cozy interior design.

 

Little Pieces Of Hope by Todd Doughty

Little Pieces Of Hope
Happy-Making Things In A Difficult World

Todd Doughty

An enchanting collection of lists, musings, prompts, and illustrations that will inspire you to cherish all of the things–from the extraordinary to the everyday, from the big to the little–that bring hope into our lives.

The Cozy Life by Pia Edberg

The Cozy Life
Rediscover The Joy Of The Simple Things Through The Danish Concept Of Hygge

Pia Edberg

In today’s world, we’re constantly rushing from one thing to the next and are struggling with information overload. We’re more disconnected from ourselves and our loved ones than ever before. Rediscover the joy of the simple things through the Danish concept of Hygge. This book will inspire you to slow down and enjoy life’s cozy moments!

Cozy by Isabel Gillies

Cozy
The Art Of Arranging Yourself In The World

Isabel Gillies

When we talk about being cozy, most of us think of a favorite sweater or a steaming cup of tea on a rainy day. But to Isabel Gillies, coziness goes beyond mere objects. To be truly cozy, she argues, means learning to identify the innermost truth of yourself and carrying it into the world, no matter your environment.

How To Hygge by Signe Johansen

How To Hygge
The Nordic Secrets To A Happy Life

Signe Johansen

A chef and writer who grew up in Norway—using the concept of ‘hygge,’ which values the idea of cherishing yourself, celebrating experiences over possessions and being kind to yourself and others—presents a how-to guide that combines recipes, helpful tips and more for cozy living at home the Danish way.

Wintering by Katherine May

Wintering
The Power Of Rest And Retreat In Difficult Times

Katherine May

An intimate, revelatory book exploring the ways we can care for and repair ourselves when life knocks us down.

The Open-Air Life by Linda �keson McGurk

The Open-Air Life
Discover The Nordic Art Of Friluftsliv And Embrace Nature Every Day

Linda �keson McGurk

Swedish-American writer Linda McGurk introduces readers to a wide array of Nordic customs and practices that focus on slowing down and spending more and more of ones’ time outdoors. An outdoorsy cousin of hygge, friluftsliv is whatNordic people do outside all day before they cozy up in front of the fireplace with their wool socks on and a cup of hot cocoa.

Niksen by Olga Mecking

Niksen
Embracing The Dutch Art Of Doing Nothing

Olga Mecking

Niksen is not a form of meditation, nor is it a state of laziness or boredom. It’s not scrolling through social media, or wondering what you’re going to cook for dinner. Rather, to niks is to make a conscious choice to sit back, let go, and do nothing at all.

Making Winter by Emma Mitchell

Making Winter
A Hygge-Inspired Guide For Surviving The Winter Months

Emma Mitchell

A guide that draws on the Danish philosophy of hygge—which is all about coziness, simple pleasures and the company of loved ones—features 25 creative crafts and recipes, with easy-to-follow instructions and photographs, that will keep you warm no matter how cold it is outside.

Cosy by Laura Weir

Cosy
The British Art Of Comfort

Laura Weir

The Danes have hygge. The Swedes have lagom. Laura Weir, a beloved lifestyle journalist, introduces American readers to the Brits’ best-kept secret—coziness—an indulgent, luxurious, yet unfussy way of creating comfort and joy.

The Little Book Of Hygge by Meik Wiking

The Little Book Of Hygge
Danish Secrets To Happy Living

Meik Wiking

Why are Danes the happiest people in the world? The answer is Hygge. Loosely translated, Hygge—pronounced Hoo-ga—is a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. “Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience,” Wiking explains. “It is about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe.”

The Art Of Making Memories by Meik Wiking

The Art Of Making Memories
How To Create And Remember Happy Moments

Meik Wiking

Memories are the cornerstones of our identity, shaping who we are, how we act, and how we feel. In his work as a happiness researcher, Meik Wiking has learned that people are happier if they hold a positive, nostalgic view of the past. But how do we make and keep the memories that bring us lasting joy?

Comfort Food

Gluten-Free Girl American Classics Reinvented by Shauna James Ahern

Gluten-Free Girl American Classics Reinvented

Shauna James Ahern

A collection of comfort-food classics that are all unbelievably and amazingly gluten-free. Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting, Chicken-Fried Steak, New England Clam Chowder—the country’s most beloved dishes, reinvented.

Comfort In An Instant by Melissa Clark

Comfort In An Instant
75 Comfort Food Recipes For Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker + Instant Pot

Melissa Clark

The New York Times columnist and author of Dinner in an Instant presents 75 classic comfort food recipes adapted for slow and pressure cookers, from Spicy Turkey Meatloaf and Weeknight Chicken Parm to Pork & Bean Chili and Shepherd’s Pie.

From A Polish Country House Kitchen by Anne Applebaum, Danielle Crittenden

From A Polish Country House Kitchen
90 Recipes For The Ultimate Comfort Food

Anne Applebaum, Danielle Crittenden

With more than 150 splendid photographs, headnotes that illuminate Poland’s vibrant food culture, and more than 90 recipes for classic and contemporary Polish food, this unique and fascinating cookbook brings an ignored cuisine to light.

Modern Comfort Food by Ina Garten

Modern Comfort Food
A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

Ina Garten

A collection of eighty-five all-new recipes by the James Beard Award-winning host of the Emmy Award-winning Food Network series features comforting twists on childhood favorites, including cheesy chicken enchiladas, tomato and goat cheese crostata, and banana rum trifle.

That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life by Marissa Mullen

That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life
Creative Gatherings And Self Care With The Cheese By Numbers Method

Marissa Mullen

Take cheese to a whole new level with gorgeous, show-stopping cheese plates. Cheese plates aren’t just the greatest snack ever created. They’re also an important form of self-care. (Think of the zen art of making sand mandalas, or flower arranging–but you can eat the results.) This Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life celebrates the ways in which cheesebrings people together, and how just crafting a cheese plate can be a meditative act that lets us tap into our creativity.

Gluten-Free Vegan Comfort Food by Susan O'Brien

Gluten-Free Vegan Comfort Food
125 Simple And Satisfying Recipes, From “mac And Cheese” To Chocolate Cupcakes

Susan O’Brien

Quick and easy versions of everyone’s favorite comfort food recipes complemented by helpful tips to make your dishes fantastic. Recipes include Pumpkin and Pecan Waffles with Pumpkin Maple Butter, ‘Mac and Cheese,’ Stuffed Bell Peppers, Baked Bean Casserole, Molasses Cookies, Key Lime Pie, and Berry Rice Pudding.

Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food
The Ultimate Weekend Cookbook

Jamie Oliver

From moussaka, gyoza with crispy wings and ramen, to sticky toffee pudding and eggs Benedict, one of the world’s best-loved television personalities brings together 100 recipes from around the world that celebrate the beauty of good food and the joy of cooking.

Modern Jewish Comfort Food by Shannon Sarna

Modern Jewish Comfort Food
100 Fresh Recipes For Classic Dishes From Kugel To Kreplach

Shannon Sarna

A satisfying collection of Jewish comfort food with classic dishes and modern variations, showcasing recipes and variations that have shaped Jewish cuisine around the world.

Hot For Food Vegan Comfort Classics by Lauren Toyota

Hot For Food Vegan Comfort Classics
101 Recipes To Feed Your Face

Lauren Toyota

A fun and irreverent take on vegan comfort food that’s saucy, sweet, sassy, and most definitely deep-fried, including such dishes as bangers and mash, loaded fries supreme, Philly cheesesteak, sweet potato gnocchi, and stuffed crust pizza.

Home Design

Cozy White Cottage by Liz Marie Galvan

Cozy White Cottage
100 Ways To Love The Feeling Of Being Home

Liz Marie Galvan

Whether you live in a country farmhouse or an urban apartment, find inspiration for every room in your home. Come cozy up with your creativity and Liz’s welcoming voice so you can love the feeling of being at home.

House Beautiful by Marie Proeller Hueston

House Beautiful
Decorating With Books

Marie Proeller Hueston

A book lover’s guide to home decorating presents dozens of eye-catching ideas for displaying and arranging one’s volumes, accompanied by helpful suggestions on how to organize a large collection, situate bookcases in a room for the best effect, make the most of books’ visual and tactile qualities, and create the perfect home library in a range of styles.

Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith

Cozy Minimalist Home
More Style, Less Stuff

Myquillyn Smith

Myquillyn Smith, blogger and author of The Nesting Place, explains that cozy doesn’t have to mean cluttered and minimal doesn’t have to mean cold in her latest decorating guide for real life.

My Hygge Home by Meik Wiking

My Hygge Home
How To Make Home Your Happy Place

Meik Wiking

Inspired by Danish design and traditions, this inspiring new book, featuring tips based on new research from The Happiness Institute in Copenhagen, shows you how to turn your home into a cozy sanctuary no matter how much space you have or what your budget is.