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Los Angeles Times Cookbook Hot List

October 27, 1999

1. "Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home" by Julia Child and Jacques Pepin (Alfred Knopf, $40). A spirited kitchen conversation between two great cooks.

Last Week : 1

Weeks on List: 6

2. "Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook" by Alice Waters (HarperCollins, $34). The Chez Panisse cookbook everyone has been waiting for.

Last Week : 2

Weeks on List: 8

3. "The Low-Carb Cookbook" by Fran McCullough (Hyperion, $23.95). Recipes for the new diet that's all the rage.

Last Week : 3

Weeks on List: 6

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 : 4

Weeks on List: 56

5. "The New Joy of Cooking" by Irma Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker (Scribner, $30). The updated classic makes a back-to-school reappearance.

Last Week : 6

Weeks on List: 6

6. "The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook" by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter, $32.50). Recipes from the specialty food store of the same name in the Hamptons.

Last Week : 6

Weeks on List: 28

7. "Every Day's a Party" by Emeril Lagasse (William Morrow, $25). From Mardi Gras to New Year's Eve, Emeril's one partying dude.

Last Week : 5

Weeks on List: 6

8. "The Italian Country Table" by Lynne Rossetto Kasper (Scribner, $35). Home cooking from all over Italy.

Last Week : ----

Weeks on List: 1

9. "Martha Stewart's Hors D'Oeuvres Handbook" by Martha Stewart (Clarkson Potter, $35). A contemporary spin to party finger foods. 9/ 28

Last Week : 9

Weeks on List: 28

10. "Weir Cooking" by Joanne Weir (Time Life $27.50). Wine country cooking from the popular TV show. 10/4

Last Week : 10

Weeks on List: 4

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

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