About National Caviar Day
Caviar is roe or eggs from the sturgeon family of fish. It's considered a delicacy, often eaten raw as an appetizer, with some caviar fetching a high price. Historically, the most prized types of caviar came from the Caspian and the Black Sea.
- Did you know? The term caviar did not originate, as is popularly believed from the Russian word “Ikra”; Etymologically, it is rooted in the Turkish (Persian) word “havyar” which is derived from “khavyar” the Persian word for egg.
- Did you know? A sign of good caviar is that when it rubs together it sounds like a cat purring. .