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Los Angeles Times Cookbook Hot List

September 09, 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: 32

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: 2

Weeks on List: 8

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

Last Week: 3

Weeks on List: 26

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

Last Week: 4

Weeks on List: 16

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

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6. "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.

Last Week: 6

Weeks on List: 30

7. "Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites," by Pam Krauss (Clarkson Potter, paperback, $22). More than 250 low-fat recipes for homey, hearty food.

Last Week: --

Weeks on List: 1

8. "Marcella Cucina," by Marcella Hazan (HarperCollins, $35). The woman who taught America how to cook Italian gets personal with recipes that show how she cooks at home.

Last Week: 5

Weeks on List: 25

9. "You Say Tomato," by Joanne Weir (Broadway Books, paperback, $15). Tomato recipes, lore and famous tomato quotes.

Last Week: 8

Weeks on List: 6

10. "Mediterranean Grains and Greens," by Paula Wolfert (HarperCollins, $27.50). Recipes for grains- and greens-based dishes are accompanied by traditional preparation techniques as well as adaptations for the American home kitchen.

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Weeks on List: 1

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

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