Hairy Bikers riding high in book chart

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

Hairy Bikers riding high in book chart

‘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 diet book ‘The Hairy Dieters: Eat for Life’ (which holds tenth position), the culinary pair share 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.

‘200 Slow Cooker Recipes’ by Sara Lewis is at number eight. It contains ideas for breakfasts and light bites, meat dishes, vegetarian meals, fish, seafood dishes and desserts that can be prepared in a slow cooker.

For non-fiction hardbacks, ‘Jamie’s Comfort Food’ by Jamie Oliver holds fifth position in the top 10 chart. 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 eighth 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 January 11 issue of ‘The Mail on Sunday’s’ ‘Event’ Magazine.

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