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Los Angeles Times Cookbook list

October 25, 2000

1. "The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook" (Clarkson Potter, $35). More than 1,000 recipes collected from the magazine. 4/2

Last Week: 4

Weeks on List: 2

2. "The Cake Mix Doctor" by Anne Byrn (Workman, $14.95). How to turn a box cake into something special. 1/35

Last Week: 1

Weeks on List: 35

3. "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain (Bloomsbury Publishing, $24.95). Life in the culinary trenches. 2/22

Last Week: 2

Weeks on List: 22

4. "Mexico One Plate at a Time" by Rick Bayless (Scribner, $35). The companion piece to the master instructor's PBS series. --/1

Last Week: --

Weeks on List: 1

5. "How To Cook Without a Book" by Pam Anderson (Bantam Doubleday Dell, $25). Outlines for dishes every cook should know. 5/12

Last Week: 5

Weeks on List: 12

6. "The Low-Carb Cookbook" by Fran McCullough (Hyperion, $23.95). Recipes for the diet that's all the rage. 7/42

Last Week: 7

Weeks on List: 42

7. "50 Chowders" by Jasper White (Scribner, $30). One-pot meals from one of New England's great cooks. 10/3

Last Week: 10

Weeks on List: 3

8. "The Best Recipe" by the editors of Cook's Illustrated magazine (Boston Common Press, $29.95). "Ultimate" examples of favorite dishes. 9/26

Last Week: 9

Weeks on List: 26

9. "How To Cook Everything" by Mark Bittman (MacMillan, $25). A fresh approach to the cooking encyclopedia, with more than 1,500 recipes. 6/98

Last Week: 6

Weeks on List: 98

10. "1,000 Jewish Recipes" by Faye Levy (IDG Books Worldwide, $35). Could this be the Jewish "Joy of Cooking"? 3/4

Last Week: 3

Weeks on List: 4

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

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