Three cookbooks make an appearance in ‘The Mail on Sunday’ UK bestsellers list of non-fiction hardback books, published on Sunday October 11.
At number one is ‘Everyday Super Food’ by TV chef Jamie Oliver, which aims to ‘make eating well exciting, delicious, easy and fun’. The book is divided into breakfasts (up to 400 calories), lunches (up to 600 calories) and dinners (up to 600 calories), and every meal is nutritionally balanced so that any combination over the day will bring you in under your recommended daily allowance of calories (2,000 for women/2,500 for men), allowing you to enjoy snacks and drinks on the side. Examples include smoothie pancakes with berries, banana, yoghurt and nuts for breakfast; fish tacos with kiwi, lime and chilli salsa for lunch; and griddled steak and peppers with Tabbouleh rice for dinner.
At number seven is ‘A Year of Good Eating: The Kitchen Diaries III’ by food writer Nigel Slater, presenter of BBC One’s ‘Eating Together’. Described as ‘a completely fresh take on seasonal cooking’, it’s the third instalment of Nigel’s ‘Kitchen Diaries’ series, and explores the balance and pleasure in eating well throughout the year. Recipes and kitchen stories are interspersed with seasonal sections of quick, weeknight suppers in the style of Nigel’s most recent best seller ‘Eat’. Examples include a salmon pie with herb butter sauce or an asparagus and blue cheese tart for when you have time to cook; and roasted summer vegetables with sausages or quick baked eggs and greens for when you need to get dinner on the table fast.
In ninth position is ‘Absolute Favourites’ by the nation’s best-loved home cook Mary Berry. This official tie-in to Mary’s six-part BBC Two TV series reveals the secrets of her favourite food. Featuring all the recipes from the show, Mary introduces readers to her favourite dishes using produce from the farmers’ market, the herb garden, the seaside, the countryside and more. The collection of more than 100 dishes includes Mini Beef Wellingtons, for a party, and foolproof Saturday Night Pasta. The book also contains Mary’s favourite Christmas recipes from the two ‘Mary Berry’s Absolute Christmas Favourites’ TV specials.
The book chart 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 October 11 issue of ‘The Mail On Sunday’s’ ‘Event’ Magazine.