Rick Stein is back at the top of the nation’s chart of best-selling non-fiction hardbacks, with his latest cookery title.
‘Rick Stein’s India’ ties in with his BBC2 series ‘Rick Stein’s India’, which ended on July 22. Six 60-minute programmes followed his travels through the Indian sub-continent, to discover the origins of dishes, ingredients and spices.
Second place in the book parade is taken by ‘Great British Bake Off,’ by Linda Collister, which coincides with the return of the ‘The Great British Bake Off’ tv show. The fourth series, which runs for 16 episodes, kicks off on BBC2 tomorrow (August 20) at 8pm.
The author at number five is Mary Berry, the celebrated judge of ‘The Great British Bake Off’, with ‘Mary Berry’s Cookery Course: a step-by-step masterclass in home cooking’.
Jamie Oliver is at number six with ‘Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals’. And at number eight is ‘The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries’ by hirsute TV twosome Si King and Dave Myers.
This book chart is complied by Nielsen Bookscan TCM, which collates from over 6,500 outlets representing over 90% of retail book purchases in UK. It appeared in the August 18 issue of ‘The Mail On Sunday’s ‘Event’ magazine.