Surely everyone heard that there is a rule: it is safe to eat oysters only in those months in the name of which there is the letter “P”. It all started back in ancient Rome, when people began to notice that in summer oysters brought from the Atlantic coast could easily be poisoned. They decided that the mollusks became poisonous. And even Cicero in the 1st century BC in a treatise dedicated to oysters reflected on the dangers of this food in the hot months and the introduction of P-taboo.
In fact, the oysters were not to blame. The Romans simply could not provide the necessary conditions for transporting sea delicacies in the heat, because shells are comfortable traveling at a temperature of + 1 + 4. Oysters spoiled on the road and became a health hazardous product. Continue reading