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Los Angeles Times Cookbook Hot List

1. “Bobby Flay’s Boy Meets Grill” (Little, Brown, $29.95). Wild and crazy recipes for the backyard chef.

Last week: 1

Weeks on list: 5

2. “How To Cook Everything,” by Mark Bittman (MacMillan, $25). A fresh approach to the cooking encyclopedia, with more than 1,500 recipes.

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Last week: 3

Weeks on list: 39

3. “Martha Stewart’s Hors D’Oeuvres Handbook,” by Martha Stewart (Clarkson Potter, $35). A contemporary spin to party finger foods.

Last week: 4

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Weeks on list: 12

4. “The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook,” by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter, $32.50). Recipes from the specialty food store of the same name in the Hamptons.

Last week: 6

Weeks on list: 12

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5. “Tender at the Bone,” by Ruth Reichl (Broadway Books, paperback, $13). A culinary memoir from the editor of Gourmet magazine.

Last week: 9

Weeks on list: 16

6. “The Barbecue Bible,” by Steven Raichlen (Workman, paperback, $18.95). More than 500 recipes, plus notes on equipment, ingredients, marinades and rubs.

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Weeks on list: 11

7. “Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone,” by Deborah Madison (Broadway Books, $40). Vegetarian cookbook with 1,400 recipes and sections on ingredients and cooking methods.

Last week: 5

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Weeks on list: 73

8. “A Spoonful of Ginger,” by Nina Simonds (Alfred Knopf, $30). Healing recipes from China.

Last week: 2

Weeks on list: 9

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9. “LaBelle Cuisine,” by Patti LaBelle (Broadway Books, $25). First “Lady Marmalade,” now this--recipes from the soul diva.

Last week: 7

Weeks on list: 9

10. “Parisian Home Cooking,” by Michael Roberts (William Morrow, $25). How the French really do it.

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Last week: 10

Weeks on list: 3

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

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