For those as loath to eat seeds and monk's bread as to ingest the flesh of living creatures, Mrs. Laden offers the bourgeois vegetarian a fine course of sprouts indeed. The excellent Mrs. Laden, former companion/housekeeper to Mrs. and then Mr. Shaw, and graduate of a noted school of vegetarian cuisine in Switzerland, cosseted the hearty Shaw appetite during his final decade. The dishes here are rich, inventive and inevitably boatfuls of white sauce are involved. There are soups, pies, tarts, cutlets, souffles, etc. -- all concocted of sensible garden vegetables and nuts, and not an overly foreign legume or tuber in the lot. The puddings (egg-based) are profligate (Shaw loved sweets) and there is a section on important sauces. An essential for non-faddist vegetarians and as a complement to m- - t meals. A shame the accompanying drawings are so silly.