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Here Are the Ten Best-Selling Cookbooks of 2013 (So Far)

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Here are the top selling cookbooks of the year so far (well actually through July 7). Just like last year, perennial favorite Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Foolproof leads the pack with 114,951 copies sold so far. Fellow television food person Bobby Deen trails in second with From Mama's Table to Mine at 86,779 sold. (None of his mother Paula Deen's books are on the list of top twenty sellers). Food scold Michael Pollan takes fourth place with Cooked at 75,904. As to be expected, the list is rounded out by weight loss and health-oriented books like The Juicing Bible and The Healthy Green Drink Diet.

The much written about Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi placed #17 on the list with 32,696. New York Times writer Mark Bittman squeezes into the top twenty at #19 for VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00. Below, the top ten:

The Ten Bestselling Cookbooks of 2013 (through July 7):

1. Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten. Clarkson Potter. 114,951
2. From Mama's Table To Mine by Bobby Deen. Ballantine . 86,779
3. Wheat Belly Cookbook by William Davis. Rodale. 85,228
4. Cooked by Michael Pollan. Penguin Press. 75,904
5. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier by Ree Drummond. Morrow. 67,446
6. Forks Over Knives The Cookbook by Del Sroufe. Experiment. 67,144
7. The Healthy Green Drink Diet by Jason Manheim. Skyhorse. 55,007
8. Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook by Weight Watchers. Wiley. 52,579
9. The Juicing Bible by Pat Crocker. Robert Rose. 52,530
10. Hungry Girl To The Max! by Lisa Lillien. St. Martin's Griffin. 44,534

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