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L.A. Times Cookbook Hotlist

January 30, 2002

1. "Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser (Houghton Mifflin, $25). A condemnation of the national pastime, now in paperback. Last Week: 1, Weeks on List: 41

2. "Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen" by Lidia Bastianich (Knopf, $35). Recipes from merged cultures, based on the companion TV show. Last Week: -, Weeks on List: 9

3. "Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution" by Robert C. Atkins (Avon Books, $7.50). The revised how-to from the diet guru. Last Week: -, Weeks on List: 1

4. "Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook" (Hungry Minds, $16.95). More than 500 recipes for the famous diet plan. Last Week: 5, Weeks on List: 23

5. "Low-Carb Meals in Minutes" by Linda Gassenheimer (Bay Books, $18.95). Fast ways to do the low-carb thing. Last Week: 2, Weeks on List: 2

6. "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 one too. Last Week: 3, Weeks on List: 6

7. "Make It In Minutes: Easy Recipes in 15, 20 and 30 Minutes" by Weight Watchers (Hungry Minds, $17.95). Quick meals from the famous diet plan. Last Week: 8, Weeks on List: 3

8. "Weight Watchers Simply the Best: 250 Prizewinning Family Recipes" (Hungry Minds, $17.95). Favorites to make for your family. Last Week: 6, Weeks on List: 2

9. "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain (Ecco Press, $14 ). Confessions of cooking's bad boy. Last Week: 4, Weeks on List: 80

10. "How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food" by Nigella Lawson (John Wiley and Sons, $35). An understanding of food is required, says Britain's TV foodie. Last Week: 7, Weeks on List: 3

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Rankings are based on a Times poll of nationals

and independent cookbook sellers.

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