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Los Angeles Times List For April 5, 2006

April 05, 2006

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



*--* 1 Everyday Italian by Giada De Laurentiis (Clarkson Potter, $32) A strong seller for several months from the Food Network star.

2 The Silver Spoon by Phaidon Press (Phaidon Press, $40) The recently published translation of a classic Italian home-cooking text.

3 Seriously Simple: Easy Recipes for Creative Cooks by Diane Rossen Worthington (Chronicle, $35) Steadily popular since its publication almost four years ago.

4 The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten (Crown, $35) A longtime bestseller.

5 Sunday Suppers at Lucques: Seasonal Recipes From Market to Table by Suzanne Goin (Knopf, $35) Lucques chef Goin offers 132 recipes from her weekly market menus.

6 Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl (Broadway, $16) Memories from the prominent culinary journalist.

7 The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell by Mark Kurlansky (Ballantine, $24) New food history from the author of "Cod" and "Salt."

8 Boulevard: The Cookbook by Nancy Oakes, Pamela Mazzola and Lisa Weiss (Ten Speed Press, $50) Recently published book of recipes from co-chefs Oakes and Mazzola of the San Francisco restaurant.

9 Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America by Jose Andres and Richard Wolffe (Clarkson Potter, $35) Andres, chef-partner at, among other ventures, Jaleo restaurants in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Md., hails from Asturias, Spain.

10 Barefoot Contessa Family Style by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter, $35) Still a favorite.


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