Mrs. Hazelton has the needs of the average housewife in mind in this easily applicable book on Italian cuisine. She gives philosophy (""the general idea is to present food with the flavor the good Lord gave it originally"") and proceedings as to meals (there is a beginning, a middle, an end), serving them, wines, seasoning and flavoring. She presents her recipes for four to six ""as served in a family,"" from antipasto to the less than (aside from fruit or cheese) dessert (ices, baked goods). Less glamorous than Leone's Italian Cookbook and more conducive to use. Buono appetito!