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List: Top Ten UK Cookery Books

Date: July 2005

Source: Waitrose Food Illustrated magazine

Base: All Cookery Books published in English.

Notes: Saint Delia Smith in at number 2 - God bless her. Your editors' brother followed the roast chicken recipe in the number 1 ranked book and it was delicious, so clearly Simon Hopkinson does have the gift. Nigel Slater, who came in third, is chiefly known as a food writer who wrote for UK Marie Claire magazine and then later the Observer newspaper, and who had a best-selling book called 'Toast: The Story of A Boy's Hunger', an autobiography focused on his love of food and his family.

Book

Author

Roast Chicken and Other Stories

Simon Hopkinson with Lindsey Bareham

Delia Smith's Complete Cookery Course

Delia Smith

Real Fast Food

Nigel Slater

The River Cottage Meat Book

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

A New Book of Middle Eastern Food

Claudia Roden

Leith's Techniques Bible

Susan Spaull and Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne

Elizabeth David Classics

Elizabeth David

Rick Stein's Seafood School Cookbook

Rick Stein

Chez Panisse Café Cookbook

Alice Waters

The Cook's Companion

Stephanie Alexander


English Food
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