Four Thieves Vinegar (also called Marseilles Vinegar, Marseilles Remedy, Prophylactic Vinegar, Vinegar of the Four Thieves, camphorated acetic acid, Vinaigre des Quatre Voleurs, and Acetum Quator Furum) is a concoction of vinegar (either from red wine, white wine, cider, or distilled white) infused with herbs, spices or garlic that was believed to protect users from the plague. The recipe for this vinegar has almost as many variations as its legend.
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... The usual story declares that a group of thieves during a European plague outbreak were robbing the dead or the sick ... Another version says that the thieves had already been caught before the outbreak and their sentence had been to bury dead plague victims to survive this punishment ... One interesting twist says that "Four Thieves Vinegar" is simply a corruption of the original "Forthave's Vinegar," a popular concoction created by an enterprising fellow by the name ...
Famous quotes containing the words vinegar and/or thieves:
“He packs wool sheared in April, honey
in combs, linen, leather
tanned from deerhide,
and vinegar in a barrel
hooped by hand at the forges fire.”
—Donald Hall (b. 1928)
“The fact which the politician faces is merely that there is less honor among thieves than was supposed, and not the fact that they are thieves.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)