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Cook Yourself Happy: The Danish Way

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Add some hygge to your life and learn to cook Danish style with this beautifully illustrated cookbook containing over 100 delicious Danish recipes.
Promoting the very best of Danish cuisine, this is a mouth-watering selection of authentic, traditional Danish recipes, which have been handed down through the generations.
This wealth of recipes covers every meal and occasion
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 21st 2017 by Jacqui Small
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Sep 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I have to admit that it is not the right book if you are not living in the northern part of Europe, because of the ingredients and mostly because some of the things to be eaten are an acquired taste (herring for breakfast just an example of that). But I have to say that there are some very interesting recipes all the same and the pictures are very beautiful.

Devo ammettere che se non si vive nella parte nord dell'Europa questo non é proprio il giusto libro di ricette da regalare, sia per gli ingr
roxi Net
Sep 12, 2017 rated it liked it
The title of this book immediately drew me -- of course I want to cook myself happy! It's a beautiful book full of Danish recipes that I found to be clean and simple (probably the hardest to cook?) and while I don't think of Danish food often, the recipes were interesting (Avocado with Caviar, Egg Cake with Smoked Bacon, Kale and Bacon Soup, etc.). I think a few of these recipes would be great to try as first-time pairings, new foods, etc.
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you love butter, like I do, you will immediately take a liking to the author Caroline Fleming's writing and cookbook. Fleming writes "We love our butter so much so there needs to enough butter, thickly spread on the bread, to show your front teeth marks when you bite into it."

While her cookbook is probably focused towards European cooks, American cooks should be able to find recipes they would like to prepare for family or friends. In fact, I have prepared similar recipes from other Scandinav
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: amazon-reviewed
Cook Yourself Happy by Caroline Fleming is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early September.

Fleming speaks of her upbringing and hygge family life in Denmark and how much she loves cooking & forgaging before unpacking Danish recipes for small plates, soups and sandwiches, salads, meat/fish/vegetarian main entrees, desserts, bakeables, and drinks. The photography is slightly limited to simple table & plate/crockery shots with the plates being fairly flat with a tiny upturned rim. At
Narelle Richards
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book to review from NetGalley - I was interested due to the title and the idea of happiness through cooking.
It is a beautifully presented cookbook which has a wide range of recipes. I have to be honest, I loved reading the author's stories about her life and her culture but I don't think I would end up making many of the recipes. A number of the ingredients were not staples of my pantry but I certainly could see myself creating some of the recipes on special occasions.
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cook Yourself Happy by Caroline Fleming is a big helping of Danish culture all wrapped up in a beautifully laid out cookbook filled with photographs, and recipes of simply delicious food. I especially liked the first few pages that described Danish culture and their favorite foods. Having grown up in a Scandinavian household I found the food choices/recipes to be spot on. The second thing I liked about this cookbook was how detailed, but not too detailed, the recipes were and how healthy every d ...more
Ashley Hite
Oct 26, 2017 rated it liked it
I received a free copy from Netgalley in return for my honest review.

I admit to known of Caroline Fleming from reality tv and have admired her style and outlook so I was excited to receive an early copy of her new cookbook. She has brought classic Danish fare together with her down home style. This charming book is loaded with family stories, traditional recipes and beautiful family photos. Fleming covers light meals, salads, soups, meats and fish, desserts and drinks. Each recipe is laid out wi

This is a VERY odd cookbook --- I get all the touchy-feely-ness of Hygge and Scandavia but HOW can I eat myself happy by eating her recipes.

I am a FOOD ADDICT and cookbooks are my porn and whenever I realize that I am overeating I think of the acronym HALT - Meaning are you Hungry Angry Lonely or Tired?? HOW CAN I EAT TO MAKE MYSELF HAPPY?

After perusing the recipes I decided that I might likely be happy if I could afford the ingredients in what seems to be her daily meals: Lamb, Lobster, Caviar
Sep 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: a-z-2017, cookbooks
I have to say that if you are Danish you will probably love all of the recipes in this cookbook but since I am not Danish I do not think this is my cup of tea so to speak.
Stark beauty comes to mind with the photographs and the recipes. Lots of seafood recipes and different nuts and grains are used. Easy to follow directions with the recipes, most have photos of finished dish and though they look great, I just don't see me making hardly any of them for my family.
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved this book!!! The beginning of the book talks about her journey to happiness, the back part of the book is all of these heartwarming comforting recipes. Some of them I might make, all of them I would eat. There are tons of pictures, not all of the recipes have pictures however, for me it doesn't matter. Much of the recipes are things that I would not normally pick to make or eat, but Caroline makes the food sound and look so good that I would do it anyway. YUMMM!!
Victoria Peipert
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Stunning pictures.
Easy to understand direction.
Delicious dishes.
Nice range of easy to more advanced recipes.
Nice range of types of dishes - breakfast to beverages

One star knocked off for the fish heavy recipes (I know fish is a big part of the diet but I also know there are many other hearty meat and potato dishes too) and some outliers (pulled pork?)
Rhonda Lomazow
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Caroline Fleming has written a gorgeous cookbook.She shares with us Danish traditions open face sandwiches gr a lax her special salt.Shares with us family traditions&recipies .The photographs of the food her family make this a cookbook to treasure& dip in to try these yummy recipies.Thanks to Net Galley &Quattro publishers for an advance copy of this book for honest review,
Feb 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Warm comfort food looks as cozy as the sweaters the girls are wearing.

Some of my favourite recipes:

Chickpea Salad with Olives, Red Onion and Tomatoes

Bean and Potato Casserole

Cheese Souffle with Cheesy Bread

Cinnamon Christmas Cookies

Raspberry Cordial

I really liked the detail of the danish words above the english recipe names.
Teri Ahlm
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you're looking for some wonderful new recipes for the upcoming fall and winter months, I highly recommend this beautiful book. From light meals that you can enjoy any time to hearty soups, fresh breads, and hearty main dishes, we are talking COMFORT FOOD EXTRAORDINAIRE!
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