How Lemonade Helped Paris Fend Off Plague And Other Surprising ‘Food Fights’

Via The British Library Board/The Overlook Press

Via The British Library Board/The Overlook Press

Did a thirst for lemonade, the beverage that launched a thousand childhood businesses, keep Paris safe from the bubonic plague? Did ergot poisoning lead to the Crusades? According to a new book by Tom Nealon, food writer and antiquarian bookseller, it’s a distinct possibility.

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