Wednesday word: bottarga

The singular feminine noun bottarga (pronounced bot-TAR-ga)¬†sounds a lot like bottega, but refers to something completely different. Nicknamed il caviale del Mediterraneo [the caviar of the Mediterranean], la bottarga¬†is salted and dried roe (fish eggs). Especially in Sardegna [Sardinia], where about 150 tons are consumed every year, Italian bottarga is a delicacy that can get quite pricey, at an average cost of 12 Euro per … Continue reading Wednesday word: bottarga