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The Hot List

April 23, 2003

Here are the rankings of bestselling books about food and cooking, based on a Times poll of national and independent booksellers.

Los Angeles Times

*--* TITLE LAST MONTH MONTHS ON LIST 1 Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution by 1 10 Robert C. Atkins (Avon Books, $7.99) A revised how-to from the late diet guru

2 Forever Summer by Nigella Lawson -- 1 (Hyperion, $35) The British TV dish dishes up recipes for that year-round summer feeling

3 500 Low-Carb Recipes by Dana 3 3 Carpenter (Fair Winds Press, $19.99) Is it possible to need any more?

4 Dr. Atkins' Quick & Easy New Diet 4 3 Cookbook by Robert C. Atkins (Fireside, $14) The companion book to the popular diet plan

5 Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser 5 22 (HarperCollins, $13.95) A condemnation of the national pastime

6 Suzanne Somers' Fast and Easy by -- 2 Suzanne Somers (Crown, $25.95) She's back with more on why fat is good and sugar is bad

7 Tyler Florence's Real Kitchen by -- 1 Tyler Florence (Clarkson Potter, $32.50) Another TV chef, another book of casual recipes

8 Barefoot Contessa Family Style by Ina 10 3 Garten (Potter: $35) She's helped you entertain, now it's time to cook for the family

9 Make It in Minutes: Easy Recipes in 8 7 15, 20 and 30 Minutes by Weight Watchers (John Wiley & Sons: $17.95) Quick meals from the famous diet plan

10 The Low-Carb Comfort Food Cookbook by 7 3 Michael Eades, Mary Dan Eades and Ursula Solom (John Wiley & Sons, $24.95) Here are more than 300 low-carb recipes such as Southern fried chicken and pound cake

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