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Lunch @Graziella

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(1) Spaghetti with bottarga (tuna's eggs - uova di tonno) and (2) with"pomarola"for vegetarian.
All cooked by Graziella.
4th Jun 2006, 13:35   | tags:,,

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Dhamaka says:

this looks mouth-wateringly good

4th Jun 2006, 20:56

heArtbeAt says:

That looks very yummy indeed. Makes me hungry!

5th Jun 2006, 17:38

heArtbeAt says:

oops double post :s

5th Jun 2006, 17:38

Yes mobloggers, the bottarga is a very specialty from Sicily, where tuna is fishing with ancient tradition they call "the mattanza" (tuna slaughter).
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My english isn't good and I will paste something from http://www.favignanaweb.it/en/mattanza.asp
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They set real rooms to capture them. Tunas are driven then from one room to another until they finish their ride into the death room where they get trapped in a square box of black boats ( the so-called “muciare”).

They are suddenly harpooned while the fishermen cry songs and prayers out. You can be part of it: just go to the landing stage where the fishermen sail from very early in the morning.
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It's very bloody, you can see this fishing in Favignana's tonnara only in may-june, when tunas swim from ocean to mediterranean. Sure, this tuna is the best quality tuna you can find. The fishermans (tonnaroti) don't kill dolphins or other fish, it's a battle human by tunas and they are considered heroes.
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Some photos:
http://www.favignanaweb.it/mattanza/foto/index.htm

5th Jun 2006, 20:14

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