Ina Garten’s Make It Ahead is the best-selling cookbook on Amazon.com for the second time in three months.
Among Amazon’s top-selling print cookbooks for the month of November are a few familiar faces: Ina Garten. Thug Kitchen’s Michelle Davis and Matt Holloway. Against All Grain's Danielle Walker. Gina Homolka of Skinnytaste.
What’s to thank for these repeat all-stars? The looming holiday season probably has something to do with it, especially since this month’s figures include the feat of capitalistic endurance that is Black Friday. What better stocking stuffer than a collection of recipes by Gabrielle Hamilton of New York City’s modern American restaurant, Prune? Or perhaps the latest cookbook from Middle Eastern-inflected favorite Yotam Ottolenghi, Plenty More?
And although Ms. Garten is missing from the hits list at Book Larder, a popular Seattle cookbook store, both Hamilton’s and Ottolenghi’s selections make cameos on the best-seller roster.
"We held two sold-out dinners with Gabrielle Hamilton at The Walrus & The Carpenter,” a famed local oyster bar, explained the shop’s owner, Lara Hamilton (no relation), over email. “She has a big following [here], as her unfussy, rustic approach to food resonates in casual Seattle.”
Perhaps the homey cuisine featured in Plenty More had something to do with its success at Book Larder, too, although Hamilton doesn’t think Ottolenghi’s star power hurt. “No surprise that the follow up to Ottolenghi’s incredibly popular Plenty is a best seller,” she wrote. “I expect it to stay on this list for a long time.”
But the honor for top title at Book Larder this month goes to Mario Batali’s American Farm to Table. The Italian chef (and Seattle native) packed in a full house at an event hosted by the shop in early November, which Hamilton says “pushed Batali’s latest to the top.”
Check out the rest of November’s best-selling cookbooks below.
Amazon.com’s 10 Best-Selling Print Food Books for November
1. Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, by Ina Garten
2. Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck, by Thug Kitchen
3. The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor, by Gina Homolka
4. Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London’s Ottolenghi, by Yotam Ottolenghi
5. Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes to Make Anytime, by Danielle Walker
6. Prune, by Gabrielle Hamilton
7. 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse: Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 10 Days! by JJ Smith
8. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 140 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations, by Ree Drummond
9. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier, by Ree Drummond
10. One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More, by the Editors of Martha Stewart Living
Click here for Amazon’s hour-by-hour best seller list.
Book Larder’s 10 Best-Selling Print Food Books for November
1. America: Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers, by Mario Batali
2. Prune, by Gabrielle Hamilton
3. Joy the Baker: Homemade Decadence: Irresistibly Sweet, Salty, Gooey, Sticky, Fluffy, Creamy, Crunchy Treats, by Joy Wilson
4. Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere, by Dorie Greenspan
5. The Baking Bible, by Rose Levy Beranbaum
6. A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus: Menus and Stories, by Renee Erickson
7. Flavor Flours: A New Way to Bake with Teff, Buckwheat, Sorghum, Other Whole & Ancient Grains, Nuts & Non-Wheat Flours, by Alice Medrich
8. Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London’s Ottolenghi, by Yotam Ottolenghi
9. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, by Karen Page
10. Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry: Recipes and Techniques for Year-Round Preserving, by Cathy Barrow
Best-selling cookbooks from previous months:
September’s Best-Selling Cookbooks: Ina Garten Killed It
October’s Best-Selling Cookbooks: Thug Kitchen Reigns Supreme
What’s your favorite cookbook this month? Let us know!