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Kebsis
2005-Jan-25, 11:18 AM
tastes horrible.

captain swoop
2005-Jan-25, 11:21 AM
You aren't posh enough.

Argos
2005-Jan-25, 12:55 PM
Ambrosia.

Bawheid
2005-Jan-25, 01:32 PM
You should try it in a vindaloo. (http://www.simon-turner.co.uk/reddwarf/scripts/btlscript.html)

weatherc
2005-Jan-25, 01:38 PM
I love vindaloo.

I hate caviar.

Keep that awful caviar out of my wonderful vindaloo.

Thanks.

Amadeus
2005-Jan-25, 01:55 PM
Speaking as someone who used to be a vegetarian I tend to make an equation in my head every time I eat meat.

It basicly go's how many lives were ending to make this meal.
With steak its about 0.1 of a cow life so I can eat steak without guilt.

When your talking about eating a couple hundred eggs of an animal in a bite the equation gets a bit skewed. Plus I don't like the taste.... :wink:

Also so called "posh food" is not always the best.
Champagne gives you bad breath. Whilst a nice bottle of white can give you a nice glow and you can still impress your date with your skills after! :D

Swift
2005-Jan-25, 02:00 PM
I love caviar, but I don't think its a question of "posh" or not (few who have met me describe me as posh :wink: ). It is just one of those foods that people either like or not. It is very salty for one. My wife, who is like the salt creature from the original Star Trek (the one with the suckers) is addicted to pickles and salt, but doesn't like caviar (its the texture).

Wally
2005-Jan-25, 02:16 PM
When your talking about eating a couple hundred eggs of an animal in a bite the equation gets a bit skewed. Plus I don't like the taste.... :wink:



Well now, there's a reason the fishies make that many eggs to begin with! (because so few end up as an adult fish).

So, I would think you'd feel less guilt eating caviar than beef. . . :-?

Of course, there's still the taste thing. . . (although I don't mind it that much, the few times I tried it. . .).

Kebsis
2005-Jan-25, 02:27 PM
Oh so what, all of a sudden vegatables don't count as lives? This is why I'm an avowed animatarian.

Bad jcsd
2005-Jan-25, 02:38 PM
Caviar's alright on toast. I like vindaloo also.

Ilya
2005-Jan-25, 04:38 PM
I like most kinds of caviar (including sea urchin), but can not say I love them. And I think they all woul be terrible in vindaloo.

cyswxman
2005-Jan-25, 04:45 PM
Tried caviar once. Never again!

John M. Dollan
2005-Jan-25, 04:53 PM
The only thing fish eggs are good for is to bait your hook with.... :wink:

...John...

tlbs101
2005-Jan-25, 06:26 PM
I tried real caviar for the first time, only in the past couple of years, and I must say that it was quite good.

For you vegitarians there is a soy-based "caviar" that is remarkably like the real thing; even down to the specific type of caviar it is emulating (but I don't remember who manufactures it -- I'm sure Google would know).

Doodler
2005-Jan-25, 06:38 PM
Caviar is alright. I may be a meat and potatos peasant at heart, but I do like to expand the horizons once in a while.

As far as steak goes. I prefer the steak at this Japanese grill in my area. The only place where I get it served the way I like it with a grin on the chef's face.

Chef - How would you like your steak?
Me - Screaming rare.

:)

Good steaks, decent Japanese beer (Kirin Ichiban 24oz) and this baked squid dish that absolutely rocks.

John M. Dollan
2005-Jan-25, 08:03 PM
Actually, I would be happy to try a proper-quality caviar; Lord knows I've eaten enough things that qualify as really exotic, so I doubt this would be much different. The only caviar I have ever had was the grocery store quality stuff. That is, I'm sure, rather like drinking a bottle of Thunderbird when you really wanted a glass of Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac!

...John...

TriangleMan
2005-Jan-25, 08:07 PM
I've tried expensive caviar once and while it tasted alright I don't feel that it is worth the cost. I'm the same way about wine as well.

John M. Dollan
2005-Jan-25, 08:12 PM
I'd like to try some of the expensive stuff (caviar, wine, whatever), but I'll settle for a good ol' home grilled steak, potatos wrapped in foil and cooked in a fire... and a Guiness **chuckles**

I'm a simple guy, ya....

Gullible Jones
2005-Jan-26, 02:44 AM
In confirmation of the OP: yes, for all its ridiculous price the stuff tastes pretty lame.

sarongsong
2005-Jan-26, 07:33 AM
"... remarkably affordable...", it says here (http://www.markys.com/caviar_russian.htm) :o

Enzp
2005-Jan-26, 08:45 AM
I like caviar a lot, even the cheap stuff. I know I will never taste the thousand dollar stuff anyway.

The Salmon Roe is one of my favorite sushi choices. Had fresh salmon roe once in wash DC, very yummy

beskeptical
2005-Jan-26, 08:50 AM
Oh so what, all of a sudden vegatables don't count as lives? This is why I'm an avowed animatarian.I think that's called carnivore.


Pate' and caviar...I think it's like the emperor's new clothes, no one want to admit they are awful lest they be thought of as unsophisticated. :wink:

Bawheid
2005-Jan-26, 10:10 AM
As a vegetarian I eat hen's eggs so I'd eat fish eggs. I'm not overly fond of caviar though.

Argos
2005-Jan-26, 11:31 AM
Caviar's alright on toast.

And by the spoonful, too.

captain swoop
2005-Jan-26, 11:59 AM
Grilled steak? what a waste, it's best in a nice pie with Kidney.

aurora
2005-Jan-26, 05:33 PM
Whenever I watch "Iron Chef", I keep thinking that they should ban caviar and truffles from the competitiion. Seems rather unfair that no matter what they cook they put one of those two items on top to impress the judges.

pghnative
2005-Jan-26, 06:02 PM
Grilled steak? what a waste, it's best in a nice pie with Kidney.
Maybe that's the case with English beef.

With the good stuff, the rarer the better. Still mooing if possible: (http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_10358,00.html)

http://images.scrippsweb.com/FOOD/2003/12/31/em1d33_seared_beef_capaccio_e.jpg

Edited to add: re the OP, the only caviar I've had has been way too salty.

Kebsis
2005-Jan-26, 09:00 PM
Oh so what, all of a sudden vegatables don't count as lives? This is why I'm an avowed animatarian.I think that's called carnivore.


Then a vegitarian is a herbivore. It's not just a discription of what you eat...it's a way of life!!

tmosher
2005-Jan-26, 11:04 PM
Grilled steak? what a waste, it's best in a nice pie with Kidney.
Maybe that's the case with English beef.

With the good stuff, the rarer the better. Still mooing if possible: (http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_10358,00.html)

http://images.scrippsweb.com/FOOD/2003/12/31/em1d33_seared_beef_capaccio_e.jpg

Edited to add: re the OP, the only caviar I've had has been way too salty.

I love this instruction from the recipe:


Using a mandoline, slice the artichoke into thin slices.

Might the mandoline player get a little ticked?

pghnative
2005-Jan-27, 05:58 PM
Grilled steak? what a waste, it's best in a nice pie with Kidney.
Maybe that's the case with English beef.

With the good stuff, the rarer the better. Still mooing if possible: (http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_10358,00.html)

http://images.scrippsweb.com/FOOD/2003/12/31/em1d33_seared_beef_capaccio_e.jpg

Edited to add: re the OP, the only caviar I've had has been way too salty.

I love this instruction from the recipe:


Using a mandoline, slice the artichoke into thin slices.

Might the mandoline player get a little ticked?
Not to mention how the artichoke feels about the whole thing...

Swift
2005-Jan-27, 06:06 PM
I suspect you are making a joke, but for those who don't know,
http://www.anneke.net/wedding/registry/mandoline.jpg
this is the type of mandoline to which they are referring.