Although for a long time only Russian caviar was referred to as caviar,
today the definition has expanded both semantically and geographically.
Caviar now comes from many different places in the world, Russia, Iran,
Bulgaria, America, Europe, and even Latin America. And even within each
country there are many different varieties of caviars. American caviar
, for example, includes Hackleback, Paddlefish, Bowfin, and Salmon Roe (to mention a few).
Russian & Iranian Caviar
Although many people don't know this, there aren't many things that separate these two
types of caviars.
These unique and flavorful caviars (not to mention inexpensive), harvested on our own
lakes and rivers, are getting rave reviews by connoisseurs.
It's complicated to distinguish between caviar and roe, and many times they are
considered one and the same. Read on to find out which is which.
Know how to best serve, prepare and dish out this delicate dish; we'll even instruct you
on proper caviar etiquette, for ultimate culinary elegance.