What Did Tesla Eat?
When he had money and dined at Delmonico’s or the Palm Room, he enjoyed thick steak, preferably filet mignon.
As he grew older and became more gaunt, his diet shrank, moving from meat to vegetables and then to warm milk and a concoction he called “factor actus,” which consisted of white turnips, cabbage hearts, white leaks, and about ten other vegetables. He eschewed coffee, tea, and all other stimulants, but he continued to enjoy a bit of alcohol, which he described as a “veritable elixir of life.”
Tesla: Inventor of the Modern