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March 23, 1999

NOTES: Today's moderator is Mike Wolf, who has been a Top 5 Contributor since 1994. Mike took advantage of the list's hiatus to advance in his "hobby" as a physician. His fiancee, a nutritionist, had absolutely nothing to do with the list that follows.

The Top 12 Rejected Cookbook Titles

    1. Getting Even: Hillary's High-Fat Cookbook

    2. The Frug Gourmet (by the cast of Laugh-In)

    3. Cooking to the Speed Metal Oldies

    4. Bob Vila's Sawdust Cuisine

    5. Cooking With The Enemy: Savory Recipes From Papua-New Guinea

    6. Mud, Sticks, and Leaves: Cooking with a Four Year Old

    7. Cooking with Condiments - An Apartment Dweller's Guide to Making Something Out of Nothing

    8. 101 Ways to Wok Your Dog

    9. Everything's Yogurt... Eventually!

    10. Fugu for Dummies

    11. Lions and Tigers and Beets, oh my!

      and the Number 1 Rejected Cookbook Title...

    12. Newman's Stone: Cooking for Older Gall Bladders

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Selected from 180 submissions from 63 contributors.
Today's Top Five List authors were:

  • Greg Pettit, Houston, TX -- 1 (8th #1) Email
  • Tom Louderback, Boston, MA -- 2 Email
  • Wade Kwon, Birmingham, AL -- 3 Email / Website
  • John Voigt, Chicago, IL -- 4 Hall of Famer
  • Bob Mader, Knoxville, TN -- 5
  • Mark Weiss, Austin, TX -- 5
  • Gene Markins-Dieden, New Haven, CT -- 6
  • Daniel Weckerly, Limerick, PA -- 7 Email
  • Lev L. Spiro, Los Angeles, CA -- 8 Email / Hall of Famer
  • Brian Auten, Tecumseh, MI -- 9, Runner Up list name Email / Website
  • Matt Loiselle, Detroit, MI -- 10 Email
  • Lloyd Jacobson, Washington, DC -- 11
  • Ken Shinodo, Bend, OR -- 12
  • Alan Smithee, Sugar Land, TX -- Banner Tag Email
  • Dave Henry, Slidell, LA -- Topic, Honorable Mention list name Email
  • Larry G. Hollister, Concord, CA -- Honorable Mention list name Email / Website
  • Dave Wesley, Pleasant Hill, CA -- Honorable Mention list name Email
  • Chris White, New York, NY -- List owner/editor Email / Hall of Famer
  • Meatloaf, Cleveland, OH -- Ambience

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