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Los Angeles Times Cookbook Hot List

July 22, 1998

1. "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone," by Deborah Madison (Broadway Books, $40). Vegetarian cookbook with 1,400 recipes and sections on ingredients and cooking methods.

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 25

2. "The Barbecue! Bible," by Steven Raichlen (Workman, paperback $18.95). More than 500 recipes, plus notes on equipment, ingredients, marinades and rubs.

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

3. "Born to Grill," by Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison (Harvard Common Press, $27.95). American barbecue cookery.

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 10

4. "Vegetables," by James Peterson (Morrow, $35). More than 300 recipes, plus step-by-step preparation techniques and advice on buying and storing vegetables.

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WEEKS ON LIST: 2

5. "Rao's Cookbook," by Frank Pellegrino (Random House, $40). Recipes from New York's tiny and exclusive Italian restaurant.

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 11

6. "Joy of Pickling," by Linda Ziedrich (Harvard Common Press, paperback, $14.95). More than 200 recipes for pickling vegetables, fruits, meats, fish and eggs.

LAST WEEK: --

WEEKS ON LIST: 1

7. "Elizabeth David Classics," by Elizabeth David (Biscuit Books, $14.98). Three books--"Mediterranean Food," "French Country Cooking" and "Summer Cooking"--in one volume from the late English food writer.

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 9

8. "Tender at the Bone," by Ruth Reichl (Random House, $23). A culinary memoir from the New York Times restaurant critic.

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 8

9. "Intimate Gatherings," by Ellen Rose and Jessica Strand (Chronicle, $18.95). Seasonal menus for small dinner parties.

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

10. "Hoppin' John's Lowcountry Cooking," by John Martin Taylor (Bantam Doubleday Dell, $27.95). Traditional and contemporary Southern cooking from Charleston and the Carolina coastline.

LAST WEEK: --

WEEKS ON LIST: 2

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

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