The Cookbook Store’s October top sellers

Two magazines, plus Ottolenghi, Keller and Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson’s latest cookbooks round out the list

The Cookbook Store's Allison Fryer (Photograph by Jessica Darmanin)

Yotam Ottolenghi knocks The Vegetarian’s Complete Quinoa Cookbook down a notch on the top sellers list at the Cookbook Store–the go-to spot in Toronto for food and wine-related reads–with Jerusalem, the U.K. chef’s third publication. Meanwhile, Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson enters the list at No. 3 with Faviken, a cookbook named after his 12-seat Stockholm restaurant, where the 28-year-old “contrasts the sweet simplicity of foraged and farm-fresh ingredients with a kind of Viking bloodlust,” according to the New York Times. This month’s list is “quite a cross-section of what’s new on the shelves,” says manager Allison Fryer. “It’s very international in taste, with lots of bold flavours. Throw in two eclectic magazines, a bit of home chemistry and the ever-present quinoa and you have the makings of some engaging reading and cooking.”  See for yourself:


1. Jersusalem, by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

2. The Vegetarian’s Complete Quinoa Cookbook, edited by Mairlyn Smith (CAD)

3. Faviken, by Magnus Nilsson

4. Fool Magazine

5. Sated Magazine (the Dark Chocolate Edition, its premiere issue)

6. Bouchon Bakery, by Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel

7. Burma: River of Flavors by Naomi Duguid

8. Fast Flavours, by Michael Smith (CAD)

9. Modernist Cuisine at Home, by Nathan Myhrvold and Maxime Bilet

10. The Lebanese Kitchen, by Salma Hage and Toby Glanville


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