I think this is one of the most practical here-and-now cookbooks that has come my way (and I've seen a lot of them). The author does not pretend to make it a complete cookbook; there is a good deal to be desired in the matter of arrangement and organization (a good index will take care of this); but there are lots of good ideas, off the beaten track. And--for the young housewife, or for the housekeeper who is fairly new at doing her own housework, there is a down-to-earth sort of approach, not assuming too much foreknowledge of methods etc. which recommende it particularly. For example, she tells you that at such a point the dish looks thus and so, or smells thus and so; she says to follow such a procedure and avoid another; she gives tips on methods, on substitutes; on what other foods round out a meal of which her recipe is the main course. Each recipe indicates the number of people to be served, and summarizes the ingredients to be used. Human interest bits add personal flavor.