Introduction to Drink
This winningly-titled chapter really captures the charming spirit of the whole book (salvaged from the library discard table at a local community college: perhaps the modern hospitality department found the passages on “rain butts” for “toilet purposes and tea making” somewhat confounding?). Exactly what one might expect of a comprehensive catering guide from the early ’50s, including chapters on “The Art of Waiting” and “The Spirit of Service,” and an entire section (Part IX) on “Pipe, Cigar and Cigarette.” Progressive, indeed!
Morley, J.J. Progressive Catering: A Comprehensive Treatment of Food, Cookery, Drink, Catering Services and Management. Vol. III. London: The Caxton Publishing Company, Ltd., 1953. Page 9.