Five cookbooks appear in ‘The Mail On Sunday’ list of the UK’s best-selling non-fiction hardbacks.
Food blogger Ella Woodward leads the way at number one with ‘Deliciously Ella’: Her book contains more than 100 natural, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free recipes, including sweet potato brownies, Mexican quinoa bowl, superfood bread, marinated kale salad and key lime pie.
At number two is ‘Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites’ by Mary Berry, co-judge of BBC1’s ‘The Great British Bake Off’. In this official tie-in to Mary’s six-part BBC 2 series, Mary reveals the secrets of her favourite food. Featuring all the recipes from the show, the collection of over 100 dishes also contains Mary’s favourite Christmas recipes, from the two ‘Mary Berry’s Absolute Christmas Favourites’ TV specials.
‘Sainsbury’s Cookbook:(Volume 1)’ is the fourth most popular title, with ‘Tea & Cake with Lisa Faulkner’ by Celebrity MasterChef winner Lisa Faulkner at number seven. In this title, Lisa shares her tried-and-tested methods for creating the perfect partner for a host of teas. It features recipes for biscuits, cakes, tarts and pies and an entire chapter devoted to all things chocolate.
In eighth place is ‘The Art of Eating Well’ by sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley. This cookbook offers more than 150 recipes which are free from grain, gluten, high starch and refined sugar. Jasmine and Melissa’s philosophy is simple: a healthy gut leads to a healthy body and mind. “We are a London based family business for people who want to live healthier and more energised lives,” they said.
Meanwhile, two cookbooks are listed in the league of the UK’s 10 best-selling non-fiction paperbacks. At number three is ‘The Great Comic Relief Bake Off Recipe Book’ which features 14 recipes to bake for Red Nose Day 2015 (Friday March 13). In sixth position is ‘Davina’s 5 Weeks to Sugar-Free’ by Davina McCall. In this book, the TV presenter shares her favourite healthy recipes that have helped her kick the sugar habit and cut out junk food. The book also includes a five-week meal planner that works towards curbing sweet cravings and cutting out all processed foods.
The best sellers lists are compiled by Nielsen Bookscan TCM, which collates real time sales from over 6,500 retailers representing over 90% of the UK book market. They appeared in the March 8 issue of ‘The Mail On Sunday’s’ ‘Event’ Magazine.