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Los Angeles Times List For Sept. 15, 2004

September 15, 2004

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



*--* 1 30-Minute Meals 2 by Rachael Ray (Lake Island Press, $14.95) Still going strong.

2 Italian Easy: Recipes From the London River Cafe by Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers (Clarkson Potter, $35) Admirers of the authors' half-dozen other cookbooks are propelling this new title.

3 The South Beach Diet Cookbook by Arthur Agatston (Rodale Press, $29.95) Recipes for the dieter.

4 The New Joy of Cooking by Marion Rombauer Becker, et al. (Scribner, $35) A standard reference enjoys a back-to-the-college-apartment bounce.

5 Bobby Flay's Boy Gets Grill: 125 Reasons to Light Your Fire! by Bobby Flay (Scribner, $30) One of the most popular of this year's grilling books keeps going strong all season.

6 Seriously Simple: Easy Recipes for Creative Cooks by Diane Rossen Worthington (Chronicle, $35) A steadily selling favorite from a respected cookbook author.

7 30-Minute Meals by Rachael Ray (Lake Island Press, $14.95) The long-running original compilation of the Food Network star's favorites.

8 How to Grill by Steven Raichlen (Workman, $19.95) Everything you ever wanted to know, with pictures.

9 The Provence Cookbook by Patricia Wells (HarperCollins, $29.95) The latest from the well-known American expat features recipes gathered from her neighbors.

10 Cafe Paradiso Seasons by Denis Cotter (Hylas, $35) The first book published in North America by the chef of an innovative vegetarian restaurant in Cork, Ireland.


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