“The Famous Writers’ Cooking School.” Favorite recipes of 16 writers, including Mailer, who provides one for stuffed mushrooms. Playboy, October, 163-64, 188, 190-91. This piece is an advance excerpt from The Great American Writers’ Cookbook, edited by Dean Faulkner Wells. Introduction by Craig Claiborne. Oxford, Miss.: Yoknapatawpha Press. Mailer’s recipe leads off the appetizers and beverages section in this collection of 200 recipes by 175 American writers. Willie Morris’s recipe for John Birch Society Beans (in Playboy) has literary as well as gustatory merit.