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The Pinch of Nom cookbook for slimmers which has smashed sales records and caused a sensation

Daily Post 27/03/2019 Owen Evans
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It is the cook book that all slimmers will want to get their hands on.

Pinch of Nom, a book made up of 100 home-style recipes, has become the fastest selling non-fiction title since records began, selling an incredible 210,506 copies in three days.

The book, written by two friends from the Wirral, has now become the ninth fastest selling book of any description in the UK.

Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone wrote the book after creating the UK's most popular food blog with the same name.

The previous first-week sales record for a cook book was held by Jamie Oliver, who sold 155,000 copies of a Jamie's Italy cook book ahead of Christmas in 2005.

And the record for a fastest selling non-fiction book was Peter Kay's The Sound of Laughter, which had sold 165,000 copies.

Who are the people behind the book?

Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone owned a restaurant together on the Wirral, where Kate was head chef.

They decided they would create their blog with the simple aim of teaching people how to cook.

However, they later decided they wanted to lose weight, and shared more healthy and slimming recipes which followed the rules of Slimming World and Weight Watchers.

a woman sitting at a table with a plate of food: Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone © Mike English Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone

In interviews following their successful book launch, the pair said they were shocked that people in weight loss groups often did not know how to cook.

They added that their success could be linked to the fact they were also going through their own weight loss journeys.

What is the book all about?

The book itself features 100 recipes, all of which are slimming and home-style.

The pair said around 80 of the recipes were brand new and had not been shared previously on their blog.

The idea of the book is to help home cooks enjoy "exciting, flavourful and satisfying meals" which are compatible with the principles of Weight Watchers and Slimming World.

A total of 33 recipes in the book are vegetarian.

Recipes range from Cumberland pie to chicken balti - but the aim of all of them is that they do not taste like normal diet food.

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