If only we could put it all down to zaniness. Unfortunately, Kerr seems to be deadly serious. Formerly the Galloping Gourmet of TV fame, Kerr has done one of the most well-publicized turnabouts since St. Augustine. He traces it all in "Graham's 47-year Journey of Change!", a series of cute cartoon images appearing on the endpapers of the book. Here's the "Pleasure-Centered" Graham, working at his parents' hotel and as a catering adviser in the army (?!!); here he is on his long climb to television stardom; then comes the transformation. The "Caring-Centered" Graham, the cartoons tell us, arrived at the "recognition of fat as detrimental to general health" in 1972. After a couple of books and a CNN show, he unveiled his Minimax ™ concept. Minimax, of course, stands for "minimizing known health risks", and "maximizing eating enjoyment"—something you might not think revolutionary enough to warrant trademarking. The final step in Kerr's odyssey is "Caring Wrapped in Pleasure", and, at least so far, _Graham Kerr's Best _is its ultimate expression. After a week spent cooking from the book, I can only say that its ultimacy is devoutly to be wished.