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Los Angeles Times Cookbook Hot List

June 10, 1998

1. "Born to Grill," by Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison (Harvard Common Press, $27.95). American barbecue cookery. 3/ 4

LAST WEEK: 3

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

2. "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone," by Deborah Madison (Broadway Books, $40). Vegetarian cookbook with 1,400 recipes and sections on ingredients and cooking methods. 1/ 19

LAST WEEK: 1

WEEKS ON LIST: 19

3. "The Cafe Cookbook," by Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray (Broadway Books, $35). Recipes from London's River Cafe showing off Rogers' and Gray's bold cooking style. 4/ 5

LAST WEEK: 4

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

4. "Rao's Cookbook," by Frank Pellegrino (Random House, $40). Recipes from New York8s tiny and exclusive Italian restaurant. 2/ 5

LAST WEEK: 2

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

5. "The New Making of a Cook," by Madeleine Kamman (Morrow, $40). Monumental revision of a cookbook classic. Guide to cooking techniques and the whys of cooking with recipes. 5/ 21

LAST WEEK: 5

WEEKS ON LIST: 21

6. "CookWise," by Shirley O. Corriher (Morrow, $28.50). Hows and whys of cooking with 235 recipes and at-a-glance problem-solving charts. 6/ 22

LAST WEEK: 6

WEEKS ON LIST: 22

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. 7/ 3

LAST WEEK: 7

WEEKS ON LIST: 3

8. "Bobby Flay's from My Kitchen to Your Table," by Bobby Flay and Joan Schwartz (Clarkson Potter, $32.50). Flay's restaurant recipes translated into at-home meals for eight. 8/ 4

LAST WEEK: 8

WEEKS ON LIST: 4

9. "The Man Who Ate Everything," by Jeffrey Steingarten (Knopf, $27.50). Vogue columnist's collection of 40 essays. 9/ 5

LAST WEEK: 9

WEEKS ON LIST: 5

10. "Cooking With the Two Fat Ladies," by Jennifer Patterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright (Clarkson Potter, $25). Companion to Food Network TV series offering recipes with humor. 10/ 21

LAST WEEK: 10

WEEKS ON LIST: 21

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

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