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Jul18 Fun Holiday – Caviar Day

On July 18, take out your best vodka and pair it with some top-of-the-shelf caviar because it is Caviar Day. The unofficial holiday of unknown origins encourages people to try out the delicacy while promoting environmentally friendly and humane fishing practices.

Caviar is a luxury food item usually eaten as a garnish.

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Considered to be a delicacy in many parts of the world, caviar is salt-cured roe or fish eggs, usually from sturgeon. Traditionally, the term caviar was used to refer to roe from sturgeons from the Caspian Sea, though in recent years the roe of other fish found elsewhere are also commonly called caviar.

From Pig Feed to Luxury Food

Derived from the Persian word khaya meaning egg, caviar did not gain its status as a food for the rich and famous until the 1800s. Before that, even though sturgeon was a commonly eaten fish, its roe was considered worthless and routinely used as pig and other animal feed. By the end of the 18th century, however, caviar had found its way on the dinner tables of royals around the world and had become a coveted food item. Today, caviar is considered to be a luxury food.

How to Celebrate?

  • If you have never tried caviar before, today is the day to take the plunge and try it. What is the worst that can happen? You may not like it, but at least you will know what it tastes like.
  • If you like caviar, why not have a caviar tasting party for your friends?

Did You Know…

…that the rarest and the most expensive caviar comes from the beluga sturgeon found in the Caspian Sea?

Caviar Day Observances

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