Here is a handy volume for travelling gastronomists who may find themselves lost and frustrated when faced with a menu in a foreign language, and the inability to order what they most want to eat. There are five vocabularies, one for each of the European countries most travelled by Americans. Their lengths vary, with France (naturally the longest) followed by Italy, Germany, Spain and Portugal. There are some omissions too. For example, unless one knew the word already, he would not be able to find those delicious fried squids, a specialty of the country, on the Spanish menu. And the brief notes on wines at the end, are all too brief. We would recommend going further afield for information about wines to supplement what is given here.