I love all the year-end bestseller lists put out by independent bookstores. Besides highlighting good books, they give us a peek into the collective hearts of the customers who bought them. If you bought a cookbook in the last year from Powell's, then you helped put this collection together.
Judging by this year's bestseller list, 2015 has been a year to hunker down and love on the tried-and-true cookbooks. Only two of the top 10 bestselling cookbooks were released in 2015. The delight of this list being made up of such long-proven cookbooks is that there are no flash-in-the-pan, whiz-bang, fast-burning star cookbooks that flame out once their first glory is over. And for yet another year, Yotam Ottolenghi
is king of the list, with three cookbooks not only in the top 10, but in the top five! These cookbooks can all be relied on to help you make a delicious meal or drink.