The best selling cookbooks of 2018

Last month our friends at cookbook stores around the world gave us their picks for their favorite books of 2018. Now we asked them for their top sellers. In past years we have compared the lists from specialist stores in the USA to that for all US sales from the publishing industry data company, Nielsen.  Unfortunately Publishers Weekly has not published the list this year (or at least not yet) so we cannot do the comparison. We do know that the top selling US cookbook of the year (by a huge margin) was Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines.

Please do remember when buying cookbooks to support your local cookbook store, if you are lucky enough to have one. You will miss it if it closes! Toronto's much-loved The Good Egg closed last summer.  Though on the bright side, two new cookbook stores opened in the USA this year - Now Serving in Los Angeles and Lizz Young Bookseller in Brooklyn, NY.

USA

Omnivore Books (San Francisco) - owner Celia SackSalt Fat Acid Heat

1. Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat
2. The Noma Guide to Fermentation by René Redzepi & David Zilber
3. Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi
4. The Nordic Baking Book by Magnus Nilsson
5. Israeli Soul by Michael Solomonov & Steven Cook
6. Feed Your People by Leslie Jonath
7. At My Table by Nigella Lawson
8. Season by Nik Sharma
9. Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden
10. Repertoire by Jessica Battilana

 

Now Serving (Los Angeles) - owner Ken ConcepcionMatty Matheson

1. The Noma Guide to Fermentation by René Redzepi & David Zilber
2. Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat
3. Matty Matheson: A Cookbook
4. You and I Eat the Same, Vol 1 edited by Chris Yang
5. Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi
6. Bestia by Ori Menashe & Genevieve Gergis
7. Superiority Burger Cookbook by Brooks Headley
8. The Nordic Baking Book by Magnus Nilsson
=9. Chicken & Charcoal by Matt Abergel
=9. I Am a Filipino by NIcole Ponseca & Miguel Trinidad

 

Kitchen Arts & Letters (New York) - owner Matt Sartwell The Noma Guide to Fermentation

1. The Noma Guide to Fermentation by René Redzepi & David Zilber
2. Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi
3. Cook LIke a Pro by Ina Garten
4. At My Table by Nigella Lawson
5. How to Eat a Peach by Diana Henry
6. River Cafe London by Ruth Rogers, Sian Wyn Owen, Joseph Trivelli, and Rose Gray
7. You and I Eat the Same, Vol 1 edited by Chris Yang
8. The Flavor Matrix by James Briscione with Brooke Parkhurst
9. Israeli Soul by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook
10. Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat

 

Book Larder (Seattle) - owner Lara Hamilton Ottolenghi Simple

1. Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi
2. The Noma Guide to Fermentation by René Redzepi & David Zilber
3. At My Table by Nigella Lawson
4. Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat
5. You and I Eat the Same, Vol 1 edited by Chris Yang
6. Everyday Dorie by Dorie Greenspan
7. Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden
8. Israeli Soul by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook
9. Let's Stay In by Ashley Rodriguez
10. How to Eat a Peach by Diana Henry

 

Read It and Eat (Chicago) - owner Esther Dairiam

Bread is Gold

1. The Noma Guide to Fermentation by René Redzepi & David Zilber
2. Bread is Gold by Massimo Bottura
3. Israeli Soul by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook
4. You and I Eat the Same, Vol 1 edited by Chris Yang
5. Pizzapedia by Dan Bransfield
6. Everyday Dorie by Dorie Greenspan
7. More Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless
8. Korean BBQ by Bill Kim
9. The Whole Smiths Good Food Cookbook by Michelle Smith
10.  Kitchen Creativity by Karen Page

 

 

Kitchen Witch Cookbooks (New Orleans) - owners Debbie Lindsey and Philipe LaMancusa

Vegan Dawlin

1. Vegan Dawlin by Barbara Ganucheau
2. Chef Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen
3. Gumbo Shop Traditional and Contemporary Creole Cuisine by Richard Stewart
4. Austin Leslie's Creole-Soul by Austin Leslie and Marie Rudd Posey
5. Chez Helene by Austin Leslie
6. Talk About Good! by Junior League of Lafayette, LA
7. Good Time Eatin' in Cajun Country by Donna Simón
8. From Crook to Cook by Snoop Dogg
9. Cooking up a Storm Edited by Judy Walker and Marcelle Bienvenu
10. Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat

 

CANADA 

The Cookbook Co. Cooks (Alberta) - owner Gail Norton

Food Artisans of Alberta

1. Food Artisans of Alberta by Karen Anderson & Matilda Sanchez
2. Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi
3. The Wickaninnish Cookbook by The Wickaninnish Inn
4. Whitewater Cooks More Beautiful Food by Shelley Adams
5. Best of Bridge Weekday Suppers by Emily Richards & Sylvia Kong
6. Uncomplicated by Claire Tansey
7. Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden
8. Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat
9. How to Eat a Peach by Diana Henry
10. The Knifenerd Guide to Japanese Knives by Kevin Kent

 

AUSTRALIA

Scrumptious Reads (Brisbane) - owner Julie

Meat: The Ultimate Companion

1. Meat: The Ultimate Companion by Anthony Pulharich and Libby Travers
2. Suqar by Greg & Lucy Malouf
3. Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi
4. Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat
5. From the Earth by Peter Gilmore
6. PlantLab  by Matthew Kenney
7. Eat Local 2 by Brenda Fawdon
8. Etxebarri by Juan Carlo Cardenal & Jon Sarabia
9. Smith & DELI-cious by Shannon Martinez & Mo Wyse
10. Lateral Cooking by Niki Segnit

 

NEW ZEALAND

Cook the Books (Auckland) - owner Felicity O'Driscoll

Season

1. Season by Nik Sharma
2. Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi
3. Always Delicious by Lauraine Jacobs
4. Let's Eat by Nadia Lim
5. The Kitchen Science Cookbook by Michelle Dickinson 
6. Ripe Recipes: A Third Helping by Angela Redfern
7. The Noma Guide to Fermentation by René Redzepi & David Zilber
8. Meat & Three by Kathy Paterson
9. Thai Street Food by David Thompson
=10. Lateral Cooking by Niki Segnit
=10. From Crook to Cook by Snoop Dogg

 

EUROPE

De Kookboekhandel (Amsterdam, Netherlands) - owner Jonah Freud

Vleesbijbel

1. De Banketbakker by Cees Holtkamp & Jonah Freud
2. Simpel (Ottolenghi Simple) by Yotam Ottolenghi
3. Groentebijbel by Mari Maris
4. TLV by Jigal Krant
5. Bon Appétit by Jonah Freud
6. Shortlist Amsterdam by Famke & Floor van Praag
7. The Rijksmuseum Cookbook by Jonah Freud
8. Heel vel Veg! (River Cottage Much More Veg) by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
9. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
10. Japan the Cookbook by Nancy Singleton Hachisu

2 Comments

  • sir_ken_g  on  1/27/2019 at 8:17 AM

    And out of all of those I have but 2.

  • lils74  on  2/7/2019 at 3:51 AM

    I've got none of the ones here - but The Nordic Baking Book is on my wish-list...

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