With Scouting giving credits for cooking and the 4 Clubs making it one of their planks, boys have long since learned that cooking is not necessarily a feminine prerogative. Jerrold Beim, who with his boys has put it to practical everyday use, shares the know-how and some popular with other boys. A judicious selection of useful hints, in which he likens a kitchen to a workshop and its operation a test in general efficiency, should pave the road. The recipes are arranged in practical fashion- with the line-up of ingredients and utensils, with information on the quantity provided for (some of his recipes are a bit on the frugal side- 1 pound of hamburger for six people, for instance); the instructions are succinct. This should prove a popular First Book.