1893 text

“Botarga. The roe of the mullet pressed flat and dried; that of commerce, however, is from the tunny, a large fish of passage which is common in the Mediterranean. The best kind comes from Tunis.” —Smyth’s Sailor’s Word-Book. Botargo was chiefly used to promote drinking by causing thirst, and Rabelais makes Gargantua eat it.

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A sausage made of eggs, and of the blood of a sea mullet.
---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.

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