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Old 11-11-2007, 02:41 PM   #11
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Caviar, mmmmmmmmm.

The real caviar is really yummy. But it is an acuired taste. The origin does make BIG diference. It is like champagne. There is french champagne. And then there is American champagne, but is that really champagne? Russians make one, too. Would I drink it? No way. The black caviar that comes from sturgeon, has a very specific taste. That for some reason, I have not tasted in any other caviars, but Russian. The red caviar from salmon, I've had from Washington and Alaska, has actually been pretty good. As good as Russian, but not better. However, when you buy caviar, you must absolutely make sure it is fresh. Otherwise, it will stink. So you must buy it from a trustworthy source. Taste it and see if you like it. I can eat the stuff by the spoonful. Piece of bread with butter, caviar spread on top of it. I love it. My kids love it. My American wife wouldn't eat it if her life depended on it.
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:25 PM   #12
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thanks for the tip, breezy.

i don't think i'll ever be a convert, tho. the psycosomatic effects of my childhood fishing trips aside, i just don't like large egg caviar.

small eggs are nice, though, and have a nice pop/crunch factor that i enjoy.
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:20 PM   #13
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I thought as long as it was a stergeon egg it was 'real'. Unless you just are talking about the kind that was outlawed a couple years ago.

I saw anarticle about a caviar producer in KY and last time I was down we bought some and tried it out. Personally I find all caviar way over rated for what it is, what it tastes like and how much it costs.
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:03 PM   #14
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it's because it is way over priced here in the states, and because it is not redilly available and bec ause you are not used to eating it. I can say the same thing about cheeseburgers. It is all in your taste buds.
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I know this is an older post, and that's why I wanted to post. I'm curious and wanted to hear thoughts on any other brand of caviar that may have a close taste to Beluga. I have a friend that used to eat Beluga and want to surprise them with it or something that may be close in taste. Any advice is welcome.
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