High living for a low budget"" is the motto of this menu-recipe book and a helpful contribution to the kitchen front in these days. It does not primarily emphasize substitutes as such, but through planning, marketing, and waste avoidance, the menus are built for variation and efficiency. First types of menus -- for various family meals, for low cost, for parties, for buffet, for quickly prepared dishes, then recipes for dishes mentioned in the menu-charts. Notice is taken of time and fuel needed for preparation, for simplicity in table service, for cutting down on the dishwashing. All in all a good bride's book and a handy, silent, kitchen helper.