Table Talk: A Scandinavian Feast With A Cozy Kitchen

November 22, 2016

Scandinavians know a thing or two about cozying up—or as they call it, “hygge.” A Danish word with no direct English translation, hygge is, in essence, the art of hunkering down with the ones you love as the snow falls and the fire roars. Sounds pretty good, no? Essential to the concept is some good old-fashioned comfort food, so we asked A Cozy Kitchen blogger Adrianna Adarme for a little Nordic inspiration. Get her recipes for Swedish meatballs and dill crème fraîche mashed potatoes here, and read on for her tabletop tips.


“Scandinavia has to be the coziest of cozy places, as a recent trip to Copenhagen proved. The light was diffused and soft, the textures were fluffy with lots of white. Since I can’t be trusted with all white, I added grays and creams.”


“I love pieces that can move from season to season. It wouldn’t be strange to use these linens or plates in the summer or these candlesticks in the spring.”


“The flowers were really simple and inexpensive. I went around my neighborhood and clipped some eucalyptus and arranged it on the table with branches of cotton.”


“I topped each plate with a simple linen and a sprig of baby’s breath. This could even be nice for Thanksgiving!”

photos by Monica Wang

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