Nadiya tops The Sunday Times bestsellers list

Four of the top five manuals in ‘The Sunday Times’ best sellers chart for the week ending July 29 are cookbooks.

Heading up the league is ‘Nadiya’s British Food Adventure’ which was published on July 13. Written by 2015 Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, the book is a tie-in to her current BBC2 show of the same name.

In the eight-part series, Nadiya travels across the country to meet the growers, producers and pioneers behind ‘the best of modern British food’ and creates new recipes using their produce. Episode four is on tomorrow (Monday August 7) at 8.30pm.

Inspired by her exploration, Nadiya has created more than 120 recipes that mix the local ingredients she encounters with her favourite flavours, with a nod to her Bangladeshi roots.

Nadiya is also on BBC2 next week as co-host of BBC2’s new competitive cookery show ‘The Big Family Cooking Showdown’, which airs on Tuesday (August 15) at 8pm.

At number two is Joe Wicks’ ‘Cooking for Family and Friends: 100 Lean Recipes to Enjoy Together’. All the recipes are organised into reduced-carb and post-workout chapters, just like Joe’s first three ‘Lean in 15’ books. The recipes are described as ‘big on flavour and packed with the hero ingredients you need to impress your mates, fuel your workout and burn fat’.

At number three is ‘The Clever Guts Diet: How to Revolutionise your Body from the Inside Out’ by Dr Michael Mosley. Drawing from research, Dr Mosley provides scientifically proven ways to control your cravings, boost your mood, and lose weight by increasing your ‘good gut bacteria’. The book features recipes, meal plans, checklists and tips.

The fifth spot is taken by ‘The Hairy Dieters Go Veggie’ by celebrity cooks Si King and Dave Myers (aka The Hairy Bikers). The pair’s fifth book aims to ‘make healthy eating even easier’ by showing that ‘going vegetarian can be just as easy as going low-cal, whether you want to cut out meat entirely, cut down, or just incorporate some more meat-free dishes into your diet’. It contains 80 vegetarian recipes for meals and snacks.

The manuals list was published in ‘The Sunday Times’ ‘Culture’ magazine on August 6. The list was prepared by and data supplied by and copyrighted to Nielsen BookScan.

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