Top selling books of 2013 around the world

Our friends at cookbook stores around the world have supplied us their top selling books of 2013.  It is interesting how different these lists are to the top selling US books profiled in Eater recently - only one book, Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi, appeared on both lists. 

USA

Kitchen Arts & Letters - Nach Waxman & Matt Sartwell Jerusalem by Ottolenghi/Tamimi

1. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
2. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
3. El Celler de Can Roca by Joan, Josep, and Jordi Roca
4. A Work in Progress by René Redzepi
5. Perfection in Imperfection by Janice Wong
6. Astrance: A Cook's Book by Chihiro Masui, Pascal Barbot, and Christophe Rohat
7. Maximum Flavor by Aki Kamozawa and H. Alexander Talbot
8. Ottolenghi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi 
9. Too Many Chiefs, Only One Indian by Sat Bains
10. I Love New York by Daniel Humm and Will Guidara

 

The Book Larder - owner Lara Hamilton

Redzepi A Work in Progress

1. A Work in Progress by René Redzepi
2. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
3. Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison
4. Pok Pok by Andy Ricker
5. The Heart of the Plate by Mollie Katzen
6. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
7. The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook by Josh Kilmer-Purcel & Brent Ridge
8. Fabio's Italian Kitchen by Fabio Viviani
9. The A.O.C. Cookbook by Suzanne Goin
10. Franny's by Andrew Feinberg & Francine Stephens & Melissa Clark

 

The Cookbook Stall - owner Jill Ross

Reading Terminal Market Cookbook

1. The Reading Terminal Market Cookbook
2. Vedge by Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby
3. Ottolenghi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi 
4. Smoke & Pickles by Edward Lee
5. Le Pigeon by Gabriel Rucker
6. Pok Pok by Andy Ricker
7. Ivan Ramen by Ivan Orkin and Chris Ying
8. Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison
9. What's a Hostess to Do by Susan Spungen
10. Fifty Shades of Kale by Drew Ramsay and Jennifer Iserloh

 

Omnivore Books - owner Celia Sack

Redzepi A Work in Progress

1. A Work in Progress by René Redzepi
2. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
3. Art of Simple Food II by Alice Waters
4. Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison
5. Fool Magazine
6. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
7. The A.O.C. Cookbook by Suzanne Goin
8. Pok Pok by Andy Ricker
9. Manresa by David Kinch
10. One Good Dish by David Tanis

 

CANADA

The Cookbook Store - owner Alison Fryer

The Flavour Principle

1. The Flavour Principle by Lucy Waverman and Beppi Crosariol
2. The Toronto Star Cookbook edited by Jennifer Bain
3. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
4. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
5. Muffin Mania by Cathy Prange and Joan Pauli
6. Rene Redzepi: A Work in Progress by Rene Redzepi
7. Ottolenghi the Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
8. For the Love of Soup by Jeannelle Mitchell
9. Nigellissima by Nigella Lawson
10. Clueless In the Kitchen by Evelyn Raab and George Walker

 

Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks - owner Barbara-Jo McIntosh

Commonsense Italian Cooking

1. Lidia's Commonsense Italian by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
2. The Square Cookbook: Vol I Savoury by Philip Howard
3. Books to Cookies by the staff of Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks
4. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
5. Chuck's Day Off by Chuck Hughes
6. The A.O.C. Cookbook by Suzanne Goin
7. The Heart of the Plate by Mollie Katzen
8. The Butler Speaks by Charles MacPherson
9. Cooking For Me and Sometimes You by Barbara-jo McIntosh
10. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi

 

Good Egg - owner Mika Bareket

Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

1. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman
2. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
3. Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel
4. Le Pigeon by Gabriel Rucker
5. Every Grain of Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop
6. Pok Pok by Andy Ricker
7. Canal House Cooks Every Day by Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton
8. Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food by Nigel Slater
9. Vegetarian Everyday by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl
10. Japanese Farm Food by Nancy Singleton Hachisu

 

Appetite for Books - owner Jonathan Cheung

Chuck's Day Off

1. Chuck's Day Off by Chuck Hughes
2. Back to Basics by Michael Smith
3. It's All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow
4. Eats by Mary Rolph Lamontagne
5. One Good Dish by David Tanis
6. In the Kitchen with Stefano Faita by Stefano Faita
7. Gastro Grilling by Ted Reader
8. Vegan Secret Supper by Merida Anderson
9. Ottolenghi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
10. 50 Foods by Ed Behr

 

The Cookbook Co. Cooks - owner Gail Norton

Alice Eats

1. Alice Eats by Pierre Lamielle and Julie Van Rosendaal
2. Culinary Birds by John Ash
3. Uncorked! 2014 by Darren Oleksyn and Shelley Boettcher
4. The Soup Sisters Cookbook by Sharon Hapton
5. Eat St. by James Cunningham
6. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
7. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
8. Polpo by Russell Norman
9. Le Pigeon by Gabriel Rucker
10. Toro Bravo by John Gorman

 

U.K.

Books for Cooks - owner Eric Treuille

River Cottage Veg Every Day

1. River Cottage Veg Every Day! by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
2. Polpo by Russell Norman
3. Ceviche Peruvian Kitchen by Martin Morales
4. Istanbul by Rebecca Seal
5. Everyday Asian by Bill Granger
6. Dim Sum by Janice Wong
7. Manresa by David Kinch
8. Fäviken by Magnus Nilsson
9. Vegetronic by Alexis Gauthier
10. Le Livre Blanc by Anne-Sophie Pic

 

AUSTRALIA

Scrumptious Reads - owner Julie Tjiandra

Wholefood Baking

1. Wholefood Baking by Jude Blereau
2. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
3. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
4. Wholefood by Jude Blereau
5. Ottolenghi the Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
6. Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson
7. Maggie's Christmas by Maggie Beer
8. The OzHarvest Cookbook
9. Recipes for a Good Time by Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz
10. River Cottage Veg Every Day! by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

 

NEW ZEALAND

Cook the Books - owner Felicity O'Driscoll

Ripe Recipes

1. Ripe Recipes - A Fresh Batch by Angela Redfern
2. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
3. Nadia Lim's Good Food Cook Book by Nadia Lim
4. Ottolenghi the Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
5. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
6. Bluebells Cakery by Karla Goodwin
7. The Green Kitchen by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl
8. South American Grill by Rachel Lane
9. Little & Friday Celebrations by Kim Evans
10. Love Bake Nourish by Amber Rose

 

EUROPE

Cook + Book (Netherlands) - owner Riejanne Schimmel

Yotam Ottolenghi Plenty

1) Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
2) Jeruzalem (Jerusalem) by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
3) Het grote wildplukboek by Edwin Flores
4) Veg! (River Cottage Veg Every Day!) by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
5) Jamie in 15 minuten (Jamie's 15 Minute Meals) by Jamie Oliver
6) 365 sappen & smoothies (The Big Book of Juices and Smoothies) by Natalie Savona
7) Rudolph's Bakery by Rudolph van Veen
8) Fresh en light (Fresh and Light) by Donna Hay
9) De zilveren lepel (The Silver Spoon)
10) Koken als een chef (Gordon Ramsay's Home Cooking) by Gordon Ramsay



De Kookboekhandel (Netherlands) - owner Jonah Freud

Yotam Ottolenghi Plenty

1. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
2. De Banketbakker by Cees Holtkamp & Jonah Freud
3. Veg! (River Cottage Veg Everyday!) by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
4. Polpo by Russell Norman
5. Jeruzalem (Jerusalem) by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
6. De Groentebijbel by Mari Maris
7. Rene Redzepi: A Work in Progress by Rene Redzepi
8. De Smaken van Spanje (The Food of Spain) by Claudia Roden
9. De Kleine Banketbakker by Cees Holtkamp & Jonah Freud
10. Tutto Risotto by Florine Boucher



Gastro knjižara Fritula (Croatia) - owners Dijana Volkmer and Mak Krajina

The Istrian Cuuisine

1. The Istrian cuisine - new recipes and tastes by Bruno Šimonović
2. The best of Croatian cooking by Liliana Pavicic
3. Tradicionalna istarska jela by Vesna Medvedec Bursic
4. Danas kuham 2 by Ana Ugarkovic
5. Hrvatska kuhinja i 606 recepata by Veljko Barbieri
6. Umjetnost jednostavne kuhinje (The Art of Simple Food) by Alice Waters
7. Zaboravljeni okusi naših starih (Forgotten Tastes of our Ancestors) by Karin Mimicabr
8. The Balkan Cookbook by Vladimir Mirodan
9. Snaga sirove hrane (The Raw Energy Bible) by Leslie Kenton
10. Kreativna kuhinja by Stevo Karapandža

7 Comments

  • boardingace  on  1/28/2014 at 2:56 PM

    It was fun to see where Yotam's books were selling around the world :)

  • Susan_F  on  1/28/2014 at 3:18 PM

    Is there a way to get the top selling cookery books of 2013 from Amazon and its subsidiaries? I'm sure that would give a much truer picture of the best sellers in cookery. I'm from the UK and haven't even heard of most of the books on the UK book shop list!

  • Jane  on  1/28/2014 at 5:23 PM

    Susan_F - I don't think Amazon share their sales figures. We are focusing on the sales through specialist cookbook stores - the Amazon list would contain a lot of diet books and TV chefs, which typically are not sold through cookbook stores. We thought these lists were a good starting point for anyone looking for interesting new books!

  • Christine  on  1/29/2014 at 9:18 AM

    The only info Amazon has available is their top 100 overall bestselling books for 2013 which have some cookbooks included. And as Jane said, they are mostly diet books and TV chefs (with a few others thrown into the mix -- Ottolenghi seems to be making an appearance just about everywhere!) http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/2013/books http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestsellers/2013/books/

  • Susan_F  on  1/29/2014 at 12:18 PM

    Well ok I just couldn’t resist it! So here are Amazon’s top selling cookery books for 2013. I’ve included diet books when they are actually proper cookery books, but not when they’re just describing the diet and have a few recipes stuck on at the end. ..... From Amazon.co.uk, of the top 100 bestsellers, 21 are cookery books and the top 10 appear within the top 40 books overall. However, for Amazon.com only 5 cookery books appear in the whole of the top 100 bestsellers, with the no.1 best-selling cookery book not appearing until 38th place! ... UK The Hairy Dieters Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food Save With Jamie Rick Stein’s India Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals Eat (Nigel Slater) The Fast Diet Recipe Book (Mimi Spencer) Paul Hollywood’s Bread The Hairy Dieter’s Ear For Life Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds ... US The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays (Ree Drummond) It’s All Good (Gwyneth Paltrow) Jerusalem (Ottolenghi, of course) Forks Over Knives (Various) Wheat Belly Cookbook ... Looks like here in the UK we are rather TV chef cookbook mad. (I have to admit to owning 5 of the top 10 and I’m sure Pies and Puds will probably end up in my bookcase one day too!)

  • ellabee  on  1/30/2014 at 1:44 PM

    Oddly, the only store where the Ottolenghi/Tamimi books aren't in the top ten is in London. Guess their customers all bought them in 2010-2012!

  • WhatAnne.eats  on  2/1/2014 at 3:09 AM

    Thanks EYB - always on the hunt for a few books that I may not already have on my list! Will enjoy browsing and buying, despite New Year's resolutions to be more restrained!

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