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L.A. Times Cookbook Hot List

January 02, 2002

1."Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain (Ecco Press, $14 ). Confessions of cooking's bad boy, in paperback.

Last Week: 1

Weeks on List: 76

2. "The New Joy of Cooking" by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker (Scribner, $35). The updated version of the cooking classic.

Last Week: 9

Weeks on List: 57

3. "A Cook's Tour" by Anthony Bourdain (Bloomsbury Publishing, $25.95). Gonzo adventures in search of the perfect meal

Last Week: 5

Weeks on List: 4

4. "How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking" by Nigella Lawson (Hyperion, $35). Cookies, cupcakes and pies to make you feel like a goddess too.

Last Week: 3

Weeks on List: 4

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

Last Week: 7

Weeks on List: 30

6."How to Cook Everything" by Mark Bittman (Hungry Minds, $29.95). A straightforward approach to the cooking encyclopedia.

Last week: 4

Weeks on List: 132

7."The World Atlas of Wine" by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson (Mitchell Beazley, $50). The classic wine text, updated.

Last Week: 2

Weeks on List: 2

8."Prime Time Emeril" by Emeril Lagasse (William Morrow and Co., $30). You've seen him on TV, now here's the book.

Last Week: 8

Weeks on List: 9

9."The Naked Chef Takes Off' by Jamie Oliver (Hyperion, $34.95). Favorite recipes from the British kitchen hunk.

Last Week: 6

Weeks on List: 9

10."The Paris Cookbook" by Patricia Wells (HarperCollins, $30). Recipes from the city's famous restaurants.

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Weeks on List: 7


Rankings are based on a Times poll of national

and independent cookbook sellers.

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