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An analysis of the most popular ‘Food & Drink’ books in Amazon UK’s Best Sellers archive between 1998 and May 2018, by GoCompare, showed which cookbooks people were buying.
The numbers show that 14 ‘vegan or vegetarian’ cookbooks have been an Amazon UK bestseller, making this cuisine the top third most popular of all time. The overall cuisine winner was Fusion (61 books) followed by British (36 books).
Vegan and vegetarian
The report also discovered which chefs had written the most books in each category.
Withing vegan/veggie, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall topped the list with four books, followed by Delia Smith and Ella Mills (aka Deliciously Ella) who have written two of the top 14 books each.
“The UK is a nation united by hearty home-cooked meals,” GoCompare concluded from the study.
Vegan cookery book
While not part of this dataset, BOSH!’s debut cookbook is the fastest-selling cookery book of 2018 according to Nielsen BookScan, and the fastest-selling title of its kind since records began.
Written by the foodie duo behind BOSH! – Henry Firth and Ian Theasby – BOSH!: Simple Recipes. Amazing Food. All Plants., was released on April 19 and sold 80,000 copies within 15 weeks of its release.
It also won praise from celebrities and influencers including Pamela Anderson and The Hairy Bikers, who dubbed it ‘really great’.