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Los Angeles Times Cookbook Hot List

September 29, 1999

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

Last Week: 1

Weeks on List: 44

2. "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: 3

Weeks on List: 2

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

Last Week: 6

Weeks on List: 2

4. "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: 7

Weeks on List: 2

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: 8

Weeks on List: 23

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: 4

Weeks on List: 24

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

Last Week: 5

Weeks on List: 24

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

Last Week: 2

Weeks on List: 52

9. "LaBelle Cuisine" by Patti LaBelle (Broadway Books, $25). First "Lady Marmalade," now this--recipes from the soul diva.

Last Week: 10

Weeks on List: 21

10. "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: 9

Weeks on List: 86

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

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