A completely unorthodox cookbook which would be exceedingly difficult to put to practical use, but which is fun to read, in the same sense that the M.F.K. Fisher books are fun to read (and with about the same proportion of space given to actual recipes). Good eating means good cooking and that means time- which we haven't. So he has written a book devoted to informal feeding of his friends, Sunday evening supper entertaining, casserole cookery, etc. He has lots of prejudices- pro and con- he chats about literary and artistic personalities- he has some very good ideas and some that would disrupt the average household- and he concludes at the end that ""one man's basil is another man's wormwood"". We'll hope the book has a usable index, for as it stands it would take some of that time we haven't to find where he talked about what.