Three cookbooks written by food author Mary Berry appear in The Mail on Sunday's list of top 10 UK best selling non-fiction hardbacks.

Mary Berry scores a hat trick in book chart

Three cookbooks written by food author Mary Berry appear in The Mail on Sunday’s list of top 10 UK best selling non-fiction hardbacks.

Mary Berry scores a hat trick in book chart

At number one is ‘Mary Berry Cooks’ – a tie-in to the culinary queen’s recent BBC2 series of the same name – which has been in the charts for several weeks.

The new edition of Mary’s ‘Cook Now, Eat Later’, which came out on July 3 from Headline Book Publishing, is at number three. This book is targeted at the keen, busy cook who does not want to spend hours in the kitchen before having friends in for a kitchen supper.

‘Mary Berry’s Simple Cakes’, published on July 17 by BBC Books, is in eighth position. This hardback aims to ‘dispel the myth that cake-baking is all fuss and fiddle’. Mary guides readers through the art of making ‘the ultimate in comfort food, from cakes, biscuits and pastries, to meringues and more. It includes sections on ingredients, equipment and methods, as well as suggested party menus.

In fifth position is TV chef Jamie Oliver’s ‘Save With Jamie’ which features ‘favourite tips and tricks to help you shop smart, cook clever and waste less’.

At number is six is ‘Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond’ by Sabrina Ghayour, who describes herself as a private chef, supper club host, cookery teacher and writer. The book is a celebration of the food and flavours from the regions near the Southern and Eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The 240-page hardback was released by Mitchell Beazley on May 6.

Finally, Jamie Oliver reappears at number nine, with ‘Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals’.

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 July 27 issue of ‘The Mail on Sunday’s’ ‘Event’ Magazine.

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