These Are the Best-Selling Cookbooks of 2016

published Jan 24, 2017
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The best-selling cookbooks of 2016 only had one thing in common: they all promise some seriously delicious food. The Publisher’s Weekly list of last year’s best-selling cookbooks notes, “unit print sales in the category were up 6 percent in 2016 over 2015,” and from the look of things, that’s because there was something for everyone.

Ina Garten’s Cooking for Jeffrey nabbed the top spot (obviously) with over 400,000 copies sold, and supermodel foodie Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings came in at number two with about 270,000 copies sold.

After those two tomes, the books ran the gamut from cheeky vegan Thug Kitchen to Laurel Randolph’s The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook, ideal for a new generation of pressure-cooking converts. Anthony Bourdain also made the list with his collection of well-loved recipes in Appetites,and rounding out the top 10 was Ali Maffucci’s Inspiralized for all of those zoodle lovers.

Will this year’s best-loved cookbooks capitalize on the unicorn food fad? Move towards more fat or less salt? It’s hard to say, but it will be delicious to find out.

See the full list: The Best Selling Cookbooks of 2016 from Publishers Weekly