What makes this different from the run of the mill cookbooks for parties? It is an intangible quality of sharing personal experience, of participating in the fun of the results. It is a zest for the challenge company poses for the housekeeper. It is the imagination which is responsible for the selection of dishes drawn from the wide areas of our own country where Carolyn Coggins has been an appreciative guest, and from her own home where she is a generous hostess. This is a company cookbook for the average American Home, where a few tips from European kitchens add spice, but where most of the ideas are down to earth American -- almost, one feels, middle west American. There's the simplest of spontaneous entertaining with the mid morning coffee , what to serve with it, and how to give that special fillip. There are breads and cakes that add pounds just to read about, and desserts for all tastes. There are luncheon dishes and fireside suppers, and substantial main course ideas for all occasions. There are ideas for quantity cooking for barbecues, chuch wagon fare, picnics and so on. There is no attempt to make this a coverall cookbook, but any housekeeper will find it constructively helpful, different, and fun to try. No wines or liquors.