A new cookbook by Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge has hit the number one spot in ‘The Mail on Sunday’ weekly list of the UK’s best-selling non-fiction hardbacks.
Entitled ‘Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet: My Low Carb, High Flavour, Stay Happy Way to Lose Weight’, the tome explains how, thanks to a Dopamine Diet, the celebrity cook has shed 11 stone over the past three years.
The recipes feature ingredients that, according to publisher Bloomsbury, trigger the release of the ‘happy hormone’ dopamine in your brain.
Tom’s ‘dopamine heroes’ include dairy products such as double cream and yoghurt, good-quality meats including beef, chicken and turkey, and even chocolate.
Bloomsbury said: ‘By ditching alcohol and starchy carbs in favour of plenty of protein, fresh fruit and veg, you will be eating meals that will help you shed the weight, whilst offering a satisfying intensity of flavour.’
Recipes include spinach, bacon and mint soup; roasted onion salad with fried halloumi; shepherd’s pie with creamy cauliflower topping; soy glazed cod with chilli, garlic and ginger; braised beef with horseradish; Chinese pork hot pot; and chocolate mousse with sesame almond biscuits.
In second place is ‘Rick Stein’s Long Weekends’ by chef, restaurateur and television presenter Rick Stein. Launched to accompany his BBC Two series of the same name, the book features a collection of over 100 recipes from 10 European cities.
Cookbooks dominate the non-fiction paperback chart, with six entries in the top 10.
Nutrition and fitness expert Joe Wicks takes three spots. His debut book, ‘Lean In 15’, is at number one. This title features 100 recipes and guides readers through Joe’s signature HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) home workouts.
Its follow up, ‘Lean In 15 – The Shape Plan’, is at number four. In this, Joe shares 100 recipes and four new workouts to take readers’ fitness to the next level.
His latest book: ‘Lean In 15: The Sustain Plan’ is at number two. Here Joe reveals how to sustain results while still seeing progress week on week.
In third position is ‘The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide’ by Instagram sensation Kayla Itsines. It features advice for a nutritious and sustainable diet and includes more than 200 recipes.
At number seven is ‘Davina’s Sugar-Free In A Hurry’ by TV presenter Davina McCall. Billed as ‘the smart and fast way to eat less sugar’, the book contains refined sugar-free recipes aimed at helping readers keep their blood sugar in balance and lose weight.
Tenth place is taken by ‘Tom’s Daily Plan’. Written by Olympian Tom Daley, it includes over 80 recipes and daily workouts, plus motivational and lifestyle tips.
These book charts appeared in ‘The Mail on Sunday’ ‘Event’ magazine on January 29. They are compiled by Nielsen Bookscan TCM, which collates real time sales from over 6,500 retailers, representing over 90% of the UK book market.