A member posted an interesting question after reading
Jane’s top selling books of 2021: She wanted to know which books from 2021 were added to the most members’ bookshelves. (This was a great question and we’ll add this report to our yearly summaries in the future.)
I took an hour and went through the listing of 2021 books in our library and collected the data in a spreadsheet – the top fifty titles are set out below and reflect titles from around the globe.
It is no surprise that Ottolenghi is at the top of the list.
Title Bookshelves Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love 1276 Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food 721 Cook This Book: Techniques That Teach and Recipes to Repeat 567 Baking with Dorie: Sweet, Salty & Simple 561 One: Pot, Pan, Planet 543 Milk Street Tuesday Nights Mediterranean 480 A Cook’s Book: The Essential Nigel Slater 457 Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus 404 Grains for Every Season 375 Zoë Bakes Cakes 370 Together: Memorable Meals, Made Easy 295 The Weekday Vegetarians 288 That Sounds So Good: 100 Real-Life Recipes for Every Day of the Week 284 The New York Times Cooking: No-Recipe Recipes 281 Med: A Cookbook – Claudia Roden’s Mediterranean 278 Jew-ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch 266 Grist 255 Super Natural Simple: Whole-Food, Vegetarian Recipes for Real Life 254 Vegetable Simple 233 Mooncakes and Milk Bread 232 The All-Purpose Baker’s Companion (Revised and Updated) 230 Asian Green: Everyday Plant-Based Recipes Inspired by the East 230 Cooking at Home: 225 Cook Real Hawai’i 225 Milk Street Vegetables 223 My Shanghai: Recipes and Stories from a City on the Water 217 Baking for the Holidays 207 Honey & Co: Chasing Smoke: Cooking Over Fire Around the Levant 199 Mister Jiu’s in Chinatown 197 Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ 189 The Essential New York Times Cookbook 184 Colombiana: A Rediscovery of Recipes and Rituals from the Soul of Colombia 176 Vegetarian Chinese Soul Food 175 The Pepper Thai Cookbook 175 Cravings: All Together: Recipes to Love 172 Cookies: The New Classics 172 À Table: Recipes for Cooking and Eating the French Way 171 Once Upon a Chef 167 Eat Better, Feel Better 165 The Chicken Bible 165 Crave: Recipes Arranged by Flavour, to Suit Your Mood and Appetite 164 Everyone’s Table: Global Recipes for Modern Health 163 Rick Stein at Home 160 Joshua Weissman: An Unapologetic Cookbook 160 An A-Z of Pasta: Stories, Shapes, Sauces, Recipes 160 Italian American 157 Advent: Festive German Bakes to Celebrate the Coming of Christmas 157 The Korean Vegan Cookbook 156 Pasta: The Spirit and Craft of Italy’s Greatest Food, with Recipes 155 Everything I Love to Cook 155