Now that Mama is quite possibly whooping it up in Florida with electric mixers and mashed potato mixes, chances are that the bride may strike out on her own without fear of embarrassing the Aged Parent, once the basics are mastered--and this is a sensible guide. All the major mysteries of the American range: roasting and poaching; broiling and mixing. Here the method is the message, and good rudimentary recipes (not too many--just enough to start you off) are grouped by process. And Mrs. Meyer takes great care to spell out tricky maneuvers such as sauce making and batter preparation. Providential honeymoon reading.