The Cookbook Store's September top sellers -

The Cookbook Store’s September top sellers

Quinoa, kale–and Canadians–round out the list of the 10 bestsellers


Allison Fryer (photograph by Jessica Darminin)

A cookbook on quinoa knocks David Chang’s Lucky Peach #4 from the top sellers list at the Cookbook Store–the go-to spot for food and wine-related good reads. Meanwhile, Ottolenghi’s Plenty holds its position at number five for the second month in a row. Manager Allison Fryer tells Maclean’s what else flew off the shelves in September.

It appears the love affair with quinoa continues unabated! But the interest in single ingredient cookbooks is also compelling because it seems to indicate cooks’ desires to focus on what appeals to them more directly. Meat and vegetarian alike vie for space in on the book shelf (I think there are far more meatless eaters out there who don’t call themselves vegetarian, me included!)

The addition of Jennifer Low’s book to the list is great news for budding chefs/cooks! After all, cooking is a life skill, which should be taught to youngsters early so they can reap the benefits later on.

1. The Vegetarian’s Complete Quinoa Cookbook, edited by Mairlyn Smith (CAD)

2. Fast Flavours, by Chef Michael Smith (CAD)

3. The Book of Kale, by Sharon Hanna

4. For the Love of Soup, by Jeanelle Mitchell (CAD)

5. Plenty, by Yotam Ottolenghi

6. Salumi, by Micahel Ruhlman

7. Everyday Kitchen for Kids, by Jennifer Low (CAD)

8. Art of the Restaurateur, by Nick Lander

9. River Cottage Veg Everyday, by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

10. 500 Best Quinoa Recipes by Camilla Saulsbury