1. "The Cake Mix Doctor" by Anne Byrn (Workman, $14.95). How to turn a box cake into something speci1al.
Last Week: 1
Weeks on List: 15
2. "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: 3
Weeks on List: 36
3. "This Can't Be Tofu!" by Deborah Madison (Bantam Doubleday Dell, $15). America's favorite vegetarian cook may change your mind about soy.
Last Week: 4
Weeks on List: 6
4. "The Minimalist Cooks at Home" by Mark Bittman (Broadway Books, $25). Streamlined cooking with big flavors.
Last Week: 2
Weeks on List: 5
5. "The French Laundry Cookbook" by Thomas Keller, Michael Ruhlman and Susie Heller (Artisan, $60). Recipes and inspiration from the famous Napa Valley restaurant.
Last Week: 5
Weeks on List: 29
6. "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain (Bloomsbury Publishing, $24.95). Life in the culinary trenches.
Last Week: 6
Weeks on List: 2
7. "The Black Dog Summer on the Vineyard Cookbook" by Joseph Hall and Elaine Sullivan (Little Brown, $25.95). Favorite recipes from the Martha's Vineyard cult restaurant.
Last Week: 7
Weeks on Lis7t: 3
8. "How to Cook Without a Book" by Pam Anderson (Bantam Doubleday Dell, $25). Outlines for dishes every cook should know.
Last Week: 8
Weeks on List: 4
9. "The Carbohydrate Addict's Cookbook" by Richard F. Heller (John Wiley & Sons, $24.95). Yet another spin on the popular diet.
Last Week: 9
Weeks on List: 5
10. "How to Cook Everything" by Mark Bittman (MacMillan, $25). A fresh approach to the cooking encyclopedia, with more than 1,500 recipes.
Last Week: 10
Weeks on List: 78
Rankings are based on a Times poll of national and independent cookbook sellers.