Hairy Bikers, Jamie and Tom lead cookbook sales

Three cookbooks appear in ‘The Mail on Sunday’s’ weekly list of the UK’s top selling non-fiction paperbacks and hardbacks.

Hairy Bikers, Jamie and Tom lead cookbook sales

‘The Hairy Dieters: Good Eating’ by Dave Myers and Si King holds the number two spot in the list of best-selling non-fiction paperbacks. Following on from their multi-million selling diet books, ‘The Hairy Dieters’ and ‘The Hairy Dieters: Eat for Life’, the culinary pair share brand new low-calorie recipes designed to ‘fill you up and slim you down’, from family favourites such as fish fingers and meatballs to smoothies, snacks and steamed puddings

For non-fiction hardbooks, ‘Jamie’s Comfort Food’ by Jamie Oliver holds seventh position in the top 10 chart. With over 139,600 copies sold to date, the TV chef’s latest cookbook brings together 100 ‘comfort food’ recipes. It features his versions of all-time favourites, and also introduces dishes from countries around the world. Recipe examples include moussaka, gyoza with crispy wings, steaming ramen and katsu curry, eggs Benedict, sticky toffee pudding and tutti frutti pear tarte tatin.

In ninth place is Tom Kerridge’s ‘Best Ever Dishes’. Known for his big flavours and accessible food, the Michelin-starred chef aims to show ‘how to cook the best ever versions of the food everyone loves to eat, turning ordinary dishes into extraordinary ones’. The book features more than 100 of his favourite recipes, starting with classics such as tomato soup, chicken Kiev and rice pudding, which he ‘refines and elevates to the best version that he has ever tasted’.

The bestsellers list is compiled by Nielsen Bookscan TCM, which collates real time sales from over 6,500 retailers representing over 90% of the UK book market. It appeared in the November 30 issue of ‘The Mail on Sunday’s’ ‘Event’ Magazine.

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