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Los Angeles Times Cookbook Hot List

September 16, 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: 33

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: 9

3. "Joy of Pickling," by Linda Zeidrich (Harvard Common Press, $14.95). More than 200 recipes for preserving the best of summer. Includes a guide to equipment and canning methods.

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Weeks on List: 1

4. "Le Bernardin Cookbook," by Maguy Le Coze and Eric Ripert (Doubleday, $35). Recipes from New York's legendary French seafood restaurant.

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Weeks on List: 1

5. "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: 31

6. "Rick Bayless' Mexican Kitchen," by Rick Bayless (Scribner, $35). Mexican cooking that preserves the authenticity of traditional dishes from the well-known Chicago chef.

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Weeks on List: 3

7. "Flavors of Tuscany," by Nancy Harmon Jenkins (Broadway Books, $27.50). Recipes from Italy's most popular food region, plus the history and culture behind the dishes.

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Weeks on List: 3

8. "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: 27

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

Last Week: 9

Weeks on List: 7

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.

Last Week: 10

Weeks on List: 2

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

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