Sabrina Ghayour shoots to number one in bestsellers list

Food writer Sabrina Ghayour has soared to the top of ‘The Mail on Sunday’s’ list of best-selling non-fiction hardback books with her new title ‘Sirocco’.

Described by ‘The Observer’ newspaper as ‘the golden girl of Persian cookery’, Sabrina is a seasoned cookery teacher, teaching Persian, Turkish, Moroccan, Georgian and Arabesque cookery classes at prestigious London cookery schools like Divertimenti and Leiths, as well as teaching and catering for both corporate and private clients. 

‘Sirocco’ aims to bring tastes of the East to Western-style dishes in a collection of 100 recipes. With an emphasis on simple ingredients and strong flavours, the book covers a variety of dishes ranging from classics and comfort food to salads and sweet treats.

At number three in the hardback book league is ‘The Louise Parker Method’ by Louise Parker. The weight loss expert’s book contains over 80 recipes to help you ‘eat beautifully’ and avoid being ‘organically overweight’. Many of the recipes call for fewer than eight ingredients and take just eight minutes to prepare.

Fifth position is held by ‘Deliciously Ella Every Day: simple recipes and fantastic food for a healthy way of life’ by food blogger Ella Woodward. It contains 100 plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free recipes.

Tenth place is taken by ‘Ready, Steady, Glow: Fast, Fresh Food Designed for Real Life’ by Madeleine Shaw, who is a nutritional health coach to the stars .It is described as a book of two halves, offering weekday recipes that can be made in less than 30 minutes, alongside meals for the weekend. All recipes are wheat- and sugar-free and contain natural ingredients

Two cookbooks appear in the list of best-selling non-fiction paperback books.

At number one is ‘Lean In 15’ by Joe Wicks. Known as the Body Coach, Joe reveals how to shift body fat by eating more and exercising less. ‘Lean in 15’ features 100 recipes and guides the reader through Joe’s home workouts.

The sixth spot is held by ‘The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet’ by Michael Mosley. In the book, the author of the bestselling ‘5:2 Fast Diet’ reveals ‘a game-changing approach to one of the greatest silent epidemics of our time: raised blood sugar levels’.Dr Mosley explains why we pile on abdominal fat and shows us how to shed it, fast. The title is not just aimed at those at highest risk but at anyone who has struggled with their weight and wants to regain control of their health.

The book charts are compiled by Nielsen Bookscan TCM, which collates real time sales from over 6,500 retailers representing over 90% of the UK book market. This list appeared in ‘The Mail on Sunday’s’ ‘Event’ magazine on May 15.


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