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L.A. Times Cookbook Hotlist

April 10, 2002

1. "The Healthy Kitchen" by Andrew Weil and Rosie Daley (Knopf, $24.95). Healthy recipes from a doctor and Oprah's former chef.

Last Week: 2

Weeks on List: 2

2. "Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution" by Robert C. Atkins (Avon Books, $7.99). A revised how-to from the diet guru.

Last Week: 1

Weeks on List: 4

3. "Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook" (Hungry Minds, $19.95). More than 500 recipes for the famous diet plan.

Last Week: 4

Weeks on List: 33

4. "Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen" by Lidia Bastianich (Knopf, $35). Recipes from merged cultures, based on the companion TV show.

Last Week: 10

Weeks on List: 18

5. "Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook" by Dawn J. Ranck, Phyllis Pellman Good and Cheryl Benner (Good Books, $13.95). Comfort food from the slow cooker.

Last Week: --

Weeks on List: 4

6. "How to Be a Domestic Goddess" by Nigella Lawson (Hyperion, $35). Cookies, cupcakes and pies for the goddess in you.

Last Week: 9

Weeks on List: 18

7. "Everyday Cooking With Dr. Dean Ornish" by Dean Ornish (HarperCollins, $16). Lighter versions of pizza, chili and more from the cardiac researcher.

Last Week: 7

Weeks on List: 4

8. "Weight Watchers Simply the Best: 250 Prizewinning Family Recipes" (Hungry Minds, $17.95). Favorites to make for your family.

Last Week: 8

Weeks on List: 11

9. "Cooking Thin With Chef Kathleen" by Kathleen Daelemans (Houghton Mifflin, $27). She lost weight, you can too.

Last Week: 3

Weeks on List: 3

10. "Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser (HarperCollins, $13.95). A condemnation of the national pastime, now in paperback.

Last Week: 5

Weeks on List: 51


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

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