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Los Angeles Times Cookbook Hot List

September 23, 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: 34

2. "Jean-Georges," by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Mark Bittman (Broadway Books, $35). Creative restaurant cooking adapted for the home kitchen.

Last Week: --

Weeks on List: 1

3. "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: 3

4. "How To Cook Everything," by Mark Bittman (MacMillan, $25). A fresh approach to the cooking encyclopedia, with more than 1,500 recipes.

Last Week: --

Weeks on List: 1

5. "New Making of a Cook," by Madeleine Kamman (Morrow, $40). Monumental revision of a cookbook classic.

Last Week: 5

Weeks on List: 32

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

Last Week: 9

Weeks on List: 8

7. "The Cafe Cookbook," by Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray (Broadway Books, $35). Rustic Italian recipes from London's fashionable River Cafe.

Last Week: --

Weeks on List: 1

8. "Joy of Pickling," by Linda Zeidrich (Harvard Common Press, $14.95). More than 200 recipes for preserving the best of summer.

Last Week: 3

Weeks on List: 2

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

Last Week: 4

Weeks on List: 2

10. "Marcella Cucina," by Marcella Hazan (HarperCollins, $35). Recipes from the woman who taught America how to cook Italian.

Last Week: 9

Weeks on List: 27

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

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