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Here Are the 10 Best Selling Cookbooks of 2013

Here are the best selling of 2013, only four of which were actually written in 2013. The top selling cookbook was from blogger/Food Network person Ree Drummond, whose The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays sold an astonishing 367,000 copies since it was released in October. Two other Drummond titles are also on the list, including her first cookbook which was published in 2009. She sold a whopping 670,000 cookbooks in 2013, which is astonishing compared to the 1.01 million copies all the other authors in the top ten sold combined. All hail Ree Drummond, queen of cookbooks.

Other books on the list include a Duck Dynasty tie-in cookbook by Kay Robertson (290,000 copies), 2012's best selling cookbook Barefoot Contessa Foolproof (174,000 copies), a smattering of diet books, Yotom Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi's Jerusalem (109,000 copies), and Giada De Laurentiis's Feel Good Food (106,000). 2013's best sellers are pretty similar to 2012's list, with a mix of Drummond, Garten, De Laurentiis, and diet books, and so on. All data is courtesy Nielsen; check out the full list below.


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10) Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

By Michael Pollan
Publisher: Penguin
Publish Date: April 1, 2013
Copies Sold: 100,000


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9) Forks Over Knives — The Cookbook

By Del Sroufe
Publisher: The Experiment
Publish Date: August 1, 2012
Copies Sold: 104,000


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8) Giada's Feel Good Food

By Giada De Laurentiis
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Publish Date: November 1, 2013
Copies Sold: 106,000


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7) Jerusalem: A Cookbook

By Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
Publisher: Ten Speed
Publish Date: October 1, 2012
Copies Sold: 109,000


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6) The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl

By Ree Drummond
Publisher: William Morrow/HarperCollins
Publish Date: October 1, 2009
Copies Sold: 113,000


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5) Wheat Belly Cookbook

By William Davis
Publisher: Rodale
Publish Date: December 1, 2012
Copies Sold: 127,000


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4) Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust

By Ina Garten
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Publish Date: October 1, 2012
Copies Sold: 174,000


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3) The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier

By Ree Drummond
Publisher: William Morrow/HarperCollins
Publish Date: March 1, 2012
Copies Sold: 190,000


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2) Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen

By Kay Robertson
Publisher: Howard Books
Publish Date: November 1, 2013
Copies Sold: 290,000


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1) The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays

By Ree Drummond
Publisher: William Morrow/HarperCollins
Publish Date: October 1, 2013
Copies Sold: 367,000


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