A pirate didn't sail for the quality of the food. Taking a sea voyage meant eating whatever was available, often food that could survive a long trip, and usually not large prepared meals. On long voyages, ships would need to make stops along the way to reprovision from local ports. Luckily, fish was always available. This is part of the large Pirate Speak article.
|Burgoo||A vile mash of boiled oatmeal with salt, sugar and butter|
|Dogsbody||Sea biscuit soaked in water and sugar|
|Galley||The ship's kitchen|
|Hardtack||A flour and water biscuit, stored dry for long trips.|
|Loblolly||Porridge or gruel.|
|Poor John||Salted and dried fish.|
|Salmagundi||A basic meat and vegetable salad, served with oil/vinegar dressing|