Although the book is a gem in its entirety, I often think about what it said about garlic. I'm big on garlic anyway, so I can't help but think of the two together, his book, and garlic. Garlic is discussed specifically on page 269, within Chapter 16, On Maintaining Physical and Mental Fitness. The whole chapter, like the book, is excellent. A must-read. Even if you don't play blackjack.
Garlic is indeed a wonderful thing, there never having been a civilization that did not produce a garlic-cookbook. Its an excellent antioxidant and wards off breast cancer if oxidized for twelve minutes orior to cooking. Black garlic is even more wondrous. However, i've not thought of it as much of a help in playing blackjack. I will be heading to the library today and will be sure to look for it.
Maybe when security gets in your face garlic breath can be somewhat of s deterrrent