Vegan And Veggie Cookbooks Are Third Most Popular Genre Of All Time

New data shows a large number of people are buying meat-free cooking manuals
Deliciously Ella and her cookbook
Ella Mills (Deliciously Ella) shows off her cookbook (Photo: Instagram)

Vegan and veggie are the third most popular type of cookbooks according to new data.

An analysis of the most popular 'Food & Drink' books in Amazon UK's Best Sellers archive between 1998 and May 2018, by GoCompare, showed which cookbooks people were buying.

The numbers show that 14 'vegan or vegetarian' cookbooks have been an Amazon UK bestseller, making this cuisine the top third most popular of all time. The overall cuisine winner was Fusion (61 books) followed by British (36 books).

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The report also discovered which chefs had written the most books in each category.

Withing vegan/veggie, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall topped the list with four books, followed by Delia Smith and Ella Mills (aka Deliciously Ella) who have written two of the top 14 books each.

"The UK is a nation united by hearty home-cooked meals," GoCompare concluded from the study.

Henry Firth and Ian Theasby with their cookbook
Henry Firth and Ian Theasby with their cookbook (Photo: Instagram)

Vegan cookery book

While not part of this dataset, BOSH!'s debut cookbook is the fastest-selling cookery book of 2018 according to Nielsen BookScan, and the fastest-selling title of its kind since records began.

Written by the foodie duo behind BOSH! - Henry Firth and Ian Theasby - BOSH!: Simple Recipes. Amazing Food. All Plants., was released on April 19 and sold 80,000 copies within 15 weeks of its release.

It also won praise from celebrities and influencers including Pamela Anderson and The Hairy Bikers, who dubbed it 'really great'.

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