The figs of Málaga

“A judge from Málaga complained about the diet his doctor had prescribed, which the local figs were not allowed. This was related as follows by al-Himyari in the 14th century:

¡Oh, figs from Málaga … Greetings!

Ships come to this city for you.

My doctor insists I must not eat you during my illness,

Why does the doctor prevent this that is essential to my life?”

From the book “El enigma del agua en al-Andalus”, by Cherif Abderrahman Jah. Published by Lunwerg

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