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Caviar is a Finest Russian Delicacy

By Jill.D.Roberts Subscribe to RSS | June 19th 2012 | Views:
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When luxury food is talked about the first name that pops up in the mind is that of caviar. Caviar, as per the definition of Food and Agricultural Organization, FAO is a form of food which is made out of eggs of fish that are encrusted with a curing of salt that gives the caviar a unique test. Caviar exists in two forms, one form in which it is available is called as pasteurized while the other form in which caviar is available is non-pasteurized. It is the non-pasteurized form of caviar which is considered a culinary delicacy, as there is the belief that pasteurization of the caviar on the one hand reduces its economic value, on the other hand it diminishes the pandering to taste nerves.

Historically caviar traces its origin from Black Sea and Caspian Sea where it is obtained from wild sturgeon. Classification of caviar is also directed from the place from where it has been found, so one can have the caviar in the form of Salmon, trout, steelhead, whitefish, lump fish etc.

Caviar commands a price ranging between $8000-$15000 per kg, the price band being directed by the color, size and consistency. It is considered as a delicacy in cuisine and it is either served in the form of garnishing or as a spread.

Caviar is considered one of the ultimate delicacies that the foodies and aficionados could savor as it is a very miniscule construct of population in the world which gets an opportunity to taste and savor it. On the face of it, it may sound one of the most absurd things that eggs of a particular variety of fish is considered as a delicacy, but that is how the world of cuisine operates perhaps.

Word Caviar came into vogue in the western world from Italy in the 16th century, but the roots of the words can be traced to Persia, where literally it means an egg. Though when it is used in Persian the word denotes both a sturgeon and the roe, when it is used in English it generally means egg.

When Persia had started using it, it was done with the belief that it had medicinal properties. Persians used to cultivate it from the Caspian Sea and the Black sea. Even Aristotle has mentioned about Caviar in his work. He has written that when Caviar was served on the menu, it was indicative about the fact that the banquet would come to an end. It formed a part of delicacy in the Roman civilization as well, it being served to those who belonged to the upper echelon of the society.

Historically Caviar as an item of food has been found to have formed the part of the cuisine of the upper strata of the society, be it those in England or even in Russia. It became a part of the American cuisine at the beginning of the 19th century and by the end of the 19th century America had emerged as one of the biggest producers of caviar. Average annual production of caviar in the USA hovered up to 600 tonnes.

But as the level of harvesting had increased a ban was imposed in 1906 on its harvesting to help increase production, but the damage had been done. The price that caviar commands in the market is on account of the short supply.

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Russian caviar comes with a unique taste and freshness that stays for long time duration.

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