A lavish collation of food- and Frances Parkinson Keyes-provides a cookbook for those who like to read, as well as entertain and eat, and caters to those with leisurely, somewhat luxurious, tastes, rather than the hurried housewife. Mrs. Keyes has divided her cookbook into four parts- to correspond with the phases of her lifetime, and each has a generous biographical amplification. In her years as a young bride in New England when, with little practical experience but many memories of the groaning board of her childhood, she not only maintained a large house and a young family but also decided to make all the bread, cake and pastry herself. The move to Washington, entertaining as the wife of a Senator, introduced a more elegant, elaborate way of life; after the death of her husband, to New Orleans- where she wrote; and lastly, her trips to Europe open still another vista- that of Continental cuisine. Each section includes many recipes, not only of dishes but also of special drinks, and her acquaintances the world over as well as famous restaurants have provided them. For her retinue, probably a command performance.