Wednesday the 21 of February [1620/21], the master [Christopher Jones of the Mayflower] came on shore with many of his sailors, and brought with him one of the great pieces, called a minion, and helped us draw it up the hill, with another piece that lay on the shore, and mounted them, and a saller, and two bases; he brought with him a very fat goose to eat with us, and we had a fat crane, and a mallard, and a dried neat’s tongue, and so we were kindly and friendly together.
Mourt’s Relation, Caleb Johnson ed., p. 480.
Note: died this day William White, William Mullins and 2 others.
To dry Neats Tongues
Take Bay salt beaten very fine, and Salt-Peeter of each a like, and rub your Tongues very well with that, and cover all over with it, and as it wasts put on more, and when they are very hard and stiffe they are enough, then rowle them in Bran, and dry them before a soft fire, and before you boyle them, let them lie one night in Pompe Water, and boyle them in the same sort of water.
1658. W.M. The Compleat Cook.