December 14, 2005
damn good question
Does anybody really like this shit enough to pay $2,399 a pound for it? Some people must, or the crap wouldn't be for sale.
Of course, those people probably are overweight, cat-loving alcoholics with more money than good sense. For $2,399 dollars they could buy a few nice guns or good guitars instead of a stinking pile of fish eggs.
I have eaten caviar twice in my life. The first time, I was still in college, and when I spit that vile-tasting abomination (along with the cracker it rode in on) from my mouth, I attributed my reaction to a lack of sophistication. I was a pinto beans and cornbread kinda guy. My Southern palate was not prepared for such an exquisite treat.
The second time was just a few years ago. My Sophistication Quotient had risen dramatically over the years, so I figured that THIS TIME, I would appreciate what I could NOT appreciate before.
I was mistaken. The stuff still tasted like tiny balls of shit dipped in cod liver oil to me. I did manage to swallow that time, and I burped a disgusting afterburn for hours. I decided right then that I wouldn't feed caviar to a got-dam mangey dog; a cat, maybe. But not a dog.
Piss on caviar. I prefer boiled peanuts.
hey hey hey, I may be a cat lover, but I draw the line at being lumped in with the overweight and alcoholics..(not that theres anythng wrong with enjoying food and drink to excess mind you) I cant lay claim to having a taste for caviar, but I do like sushi thats laced with roe....(and come to think of it, some of the cans of catfood that I open smell pretty darn good too)
About once in ten years, I pull out all the stops and treat myself to a 1 Oz. jar of real Beluga Caviar. It has to be among the most wonderful experiences one can have fully clothed. You have to admit, someone enjoying some caviar doesn't drive everyone else out as the stench of someone enjoying a $150.00 cigar in the same room will.
Cavier is somethig I'd only eat out of courtesy. Don't care for it, but it's not nauseating.
Pate', however, does indeed look, smell, and taste exactly like cat food.
My sample was a gift from a visiting French researcher I'd helped out, so I'm making the wild assumption that he tried to get reasonably good stuff.
Fortunately, he was in a hurry to catch his plane, so he pressed the gift-box into my hands and ran off.
Gack. What in the world were they thinking?
One more to go on my "what's all the fuss about?" list: truffles.
I just saw your name over at hogonice.
Thought you'd like to know. People sure do know you're a writer - and a damn good one.
Why not write a book? (like you've never been asked that question before)
I wrote a book 28 years ago, Jimboy. It sucked and didn't sell. But I'm thinking about trying again.
I enjoy good caviar, but it IS an admittedly aquired taste.
Having said that, ANYONE thats willing to pay $2,399 a pound for it just plain has more money than the sense that G-d gave a horsefly.
MamaM boiled those peanuts you got her, and they WERE fantastic.
Never tried caviar but I'll take a pizza with anchovies and onions any day!
Anyone that would eat caviar, would suck a dick.
I like the small orange stuff that's around the california roll sushi. It's slightly sweet and gives an nice crunch texture to it.
But the big stuff? I'm just reminded of the salmon eggs my mom would buy when we'd go fishing. Yick.
And for that much a pound? Holy god, that shit better cure cancer. What type of fish does that come out of?! I'll buy a fry and be up to my gills in cash.
You're quite verbose since your extended siesta.
As some Jewish guy once wrote, "There is nothing written about taste".
Know people who can't stand good whiskey, and no matter what brand I cannot stand champagne.
My wife is from Ukraine; caviar is a household staple in the LoboDen. Granted, it's an acquired taste but once acquired it's damn tastey.
My kid has been slurping down two spoon fulls every morning since he was old enough to eat from a spoon.
We get ours from a local commie--er--Ruski store for about ten bucks a pound. Funny thing is that it's made in the USA.
It's been years since I read this, so I might have the quote mangled, but some moderately famous Italian said this about caviar:
"Che Mangia il caviale, mangia mosca, merde i sale!"
(He who eats caviar, eats flies, shit and salt!)
If you piss on caviar, does it improve the flavor?