Mary Berry: still Queen of the book chart

After several weeks, Mary Berry still holds the number one position in ‘The Mail on Sunday’s’ weekly bestsellers list of non-fiction hardbacks.

Mary Berry: still Queen of the book chart

The celebrated cookbook author and star of TV’s ‘The Great British Bake Off’ recently presented her own BBC2 six-part series. Entitled ‘Mary Berry Cooks’, the focus of the show was on home cooking. Her book of the same name, which currently holds the top spot in the non-fiction hardback chart, features a collection of 100 recipes, including Mary’s menus for each episode of the show.

At number two is Quick Recipe Collection, and in sixth place is a new entrant into the top 10: ‘Simply Italian’ by Michela, Emanuela and Romina Chiappa. The Chiappa sisters grew up in Wales in the heart of a close-knit Italian community and have been immersed in the Italian way of cooking all their lives. They were first introduced to the public in a four-part cooking TV series called ‘Simply Italian’. Their cookbook of the same name, which came out on April 24, features family recipes – including all the pasta dishes featured in their Channel 4 show.

‘Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure’ by Dave Myers and Si King is at number eight. Also a TV tie-in, this book follows the culinary pair as they tour Asia to find the best authentic dishes, with recipes from Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand and Korea.

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 appears in the May 4 issue of ‘The Mail on Sunday’s’ ‘Event’ Magazine.

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