Top selling cookbooks of 2014 around the world

Last month our friends at cookbook stores around the world gave us their picks for their favorite books of 2014.  Now we asked them for their top sellers.  We thought it would be interesting to compare the lists from specialist stores in the USA to that for all US sales from the publishing industry data company, Nielsen.  They are very different lists (with only 2 books - Thug Kitchen and Make It Ahead - appearing on both).

USA

Bestselling USA Cookbooks as supplied by Nielsen BookScan - Source:  Publishers WeeklyMake It Ahead

1. Make It Ahead by Ina Garten
2. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays by Ree Drummond
3. Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook
4. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier by Ree Drummond
5. The Skinnytaste Cookbook by Gina Homolka
6. Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo
7. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes From an Accidental Country Girl by Ree Drummond
8. Against All Grain by Danielle Walker
9. The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook by America's Test Kitchen
10. Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen by Kay Robertson

 

Omnivore Books - owner Celia SackPlenty More

1. Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi
2. My Paris Kitchen by David Lebowitz
3. Heritage by Sean Brock
4. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
5. Yummy Supper by Erin Scott
6. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi 
7. Prune by Gabrielle Hamilton
8. The Art of Simple Food II by Alice Waters
9. The How Can it Be Gluten-Free Cookbook by America's Test Kitchen
10. Bar Tartine by Nicolaus Balla, et al


 

Kitchen Arts & Letters - owners Nach Waxman &  Matt Sartwell Sugar Rush

1. Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi
2. Sugar Rush by Johnny Iuzzini
3. The Chef Says edited by Nach Waxman and Matt Sartwell
4. Heritage by Sean Brock
5. My Best by Eric Ripert
6. The Wizard's Cookbook by Ronny Emborg
7. The Secret Recipes by Dominique Ansel
8. Prune by Gabrielle Hamilton
9. America: Farm to Table by Mario Batali
10. How To Cook Everything Fast by Mark Bittman

 

The Book Larder - owner Lara Hamilton

A Boat, A Whale, and A Walrus

1. A Boat, A Whale, and A Walrus by Renee Erickson
2. America: Farm to Table by Mario Batali
3. My Paris Kitchen by David Lebowitz
4. Marcus Off Duty by Marcus Samuelsson
5. Delicious! A Novel by Ruth Reichl
6. Nom Nom Paleo by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong
7. Never Trust A Skinny Italian Chef by Massimo Bottura
8. Prune by Gabrielle Hamilton
9. Joy The Baker Homemade Decadence by Joy Wilson
10. (tie) Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan and Delancey by Molly Wizenberg

 

Powell's City of Books - cookbook buyer Tracey T.

The Portlandia Cookbook

1. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
2. Portlandia by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein
3. Pok Pok by Andy Ricker
4. Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook
5. Preserving by the Pint by Marisa McClellan
6. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi 
7. Toro Bravo by John Gorham and Liz Crain
8. The Bar Book by Jeffrey Morgenthaler
9. Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi
10. One-Hour Cheese by Claudia Lucero

 

The Cookbook Stall - owner Jill Ross

Philadelphia Cooks Italian

1. Philadelphia Cooks Italian by Celeste A. Morello
2. Vedge by Rich Landua and Kate Jocoby
3. Philadelphia Chef's Table by April White
4. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
5. Tasting Whiskey by Lew Bryson
6. Heritage by Sean Brock
7. Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi
8. Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook
9. Make it Ahead by Ina Garten
10. Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan

 

CANADA

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

Tin Fish Gourmet

1. Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi
2. Tin Fish Gourmet by Barbara-Jo McIntosh
3. Desserts From My Kitchen by Lesley Stowe
4. My Paris Kitchen by David Lebowitz
5. The SoBo Cookbook by Lisa Ahier and Andrew Morrison
6. Delicious! A Novel by Ruth Reichl
7. Family Meals by Michael Smith
8. Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan
9. El Bulli - 2005-2011
10. Cooking for Me and Sometimes You by Barbara-Jo McIntosh

 

Good Egg - owner Mika Bareket

Prune

1. Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi
2. Prune by Gabrielle Hamilton
3. Heritage by Sean Brock
4. Bar Tartine by Nicolaus Balla, et al
5. Mexico: The Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo Arronte
6. A Kitchen in France by Mimi Thorisson
7. Bitter by Jennifer McLagan
8. Death & Co by David Kaplan, Nick Fauchald & Alex Day
9. A Change of Appetite by Diana Henry
10. Jamie's Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver

 

Appetite for Books - owner Jonathan Cheung

Made in Quebec

1. Made in Quebec by Julian Armstrong
2. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
3. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
4. Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi
5. Paris Express by Laura Calder
6. The Smart Palate by Tina Lansman Abbey, Gail Goldfarb Karp & Dr. Joe Schwarcz
7. Ottolenghi the Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
8. Desserts from my Kitchen by Lesley Stowe
9. Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts by Aglaia Kremezi
=10. Nick Malgieri's Pastry by Nick Malgieri
=10. One Good Dish by David Tanis

 

The Cookbook Co. Cooks - owner Gail Norton

Calgary Cooks

1. Calgary Cooks by Gail Norton and Karen Ralph
2. Whitewater Cooks with Passion by Shelley Adams
3. Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi
4. The Skoki Cookbook by Katie Mitzel
5. The Slanted Door by Charles Phan
6. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
7. Gatherings by Jan Scott
8. Caesars by Clint Pattemore
9. Bitter by Jennifer McLagan
10. Persiana by Sabrina Ghayour

 

AUSTRALIA

Books for Cooks - owner Tim White

Community

1. Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi
2. The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz
3. Community: Salad Recipes from Arthur Street Kitchen by Hetty McKinnon
4. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
5. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
6. The English and Australian Cookery Book by Edward Abbott
7. Chin Chin by Benjamin Cooper
8. Huxtabook by Daniel Wilson
9. Heritage by Sean Brock
10. Mr Hong by Dan Hong

 

Scrumptious Reads - owner Julie Tjiandra

Quick Fix in the Thermomix

1. Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi
2. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
3. Ottolenghi the Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
4. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
5. Quick Fix in the Thermomix by Alyce Alexandra
6. Keeping it Simple: Recipes for a Thermomix by Tenina Holder
 7. Mexico: The Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo Arronte
8. Bar Tartine by Nicolaus Balla, et al
9. Eating With the Chefs by Per-Anders Jorgensen
10. The Kinfolk Table by Nathan Williams

 

NEW ZEALAND

Cook the Books - owner Felicity O'Driscoll

Love Bake Nourish

1. Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi
2. Love Bake Nourish by Amber Rose
3. The Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Khoo
4. South American Grill by Rachel Lane
5. Community: Salad Recipes from Arthur Street Kitchen by Hetty McKinnon
6. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
7. The Unbakery by Megan May
=8. My Petite Kitchen Cookbook by Eleanor Ozich
=8. My Darling Lemon Thyme by Emma Galloway
=10. Saison: A Year at The French Cafe by Simon Wright
=10. Depot by Al Brown

 

EUROPE

Books for Cooks (London, UK) - owner Eric Treuille

Cooking for Chaps

1. Cooking for Chaps by Gustav Temple and Clare Gabbett-Mulhallen
2. Hunan by Qin Xie and Mr. Peng
3. The Little Book of Scones by Liam D'Arcy and Grace Hall
4. The Gilbert Scott Book of British Food by Marcus Wareing
5. Persiana by Sabrina Ghayour
6. Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi
7. Favourite Recipes from Books for Cooks 7, 8 and 9
8. Dog Canine Food
9. River Cottage Veg Every Day by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
10. A Modern Way to Eat by Anna Jones

 

De Kookboekhandel (Amsterdam, Netherlands) - owner Jonah Freud

Kleine Banketbakker

1. De Kleine Banketbakker by Cees Holtkamp
2. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
3. Over eten en koken (On Food and Cooking) by Harold McGee
4. Worst en paté (Charcuterie & French Pork Cookery) Jane Grigson
5. Koekje by Jonah Frued
 6. Groot Indonesisch kookboek Beb Vuyk
7. Jeruzalem (Jerusalem) by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
8.
 Duizend-en-een-smaken (Arabesque) by Claudia Roden
9. De smaken van Spanje (The Food of Spain) by Claudia Roden
10. Kook Ook by Irene van Blommestein

 

Cook + Book (Arnhem, Netherlands) - owner Riejanne Schimmel

The Green Kitchen

1. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
2. Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi
3. Powerfood by Rens Kroes
4. The Green Kitchen by David Frenkiel & Luise Vindahl
5) Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
6) Veg! (River Cottage Veg Every Day) by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
7) Jamie's 15 Minuten Meals (Jamie's 15-minute Meals) by Jamie Oliver
8) Ottolenghi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
9) Home Baked by Yvette van Boven (English translation will be available in 2015)
10) Jamie's Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver

1 Comment

  • sir_ken_g  on  1/31/2015 at 8:53 PM

    I am an outlier. I have only two.

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