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Los Angeles Times Cookbook Hot List

January 28, 1998

1. "The New Making of a Cook," by Madeleine Kamman (William Morrow, $40).

2. "Joy of Cooking," by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker (Scribner, $30).

3. "CookWise," by Shirley O. Corriher (Morrow, $28.50).

4. "Cooking With the Two Fat Ladies," by Jennifer Patterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright (Random House, $25).

5. "Marcella Cucina," by Marcella Hazan (HarperCollins, $35).

6. "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone," by Deborah Madison (Broadway Books, $35).

7. "Mable Hoffman's Crockery Cookery," by Mable Hoffman (Berkeley, 1995, $14, paperback).

8. "Tamales," by Mark Charles Miller, Stephen Pyles and John Sedlar (MacMillan, $25).

9. "Alfred Portale's Gotham Bar and Grill Cookbook," by Alfred Portale (Doubleday, $45).

10. "The Food and Life of Oaxaca," by Zarela Martinez (MacMillan, $32.50).

Rankings are based on a Times poll of national cookbook and independent booksellers.

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