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I hate caviar

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In the same vein as the popular post "I hate Organ Meat" I bring you this one.

I have never--and will never--like caviar. But ask others and they swoon over it. If it's served at a party, people flock to it. Ask for appetizer suggestions on CH and people will invariably offer 100 ways to serve caviar. Me? I think it tastes like someone scooped up the gravel from the bottom of a fish tank that hasn't been cleaned for a month and decided to serve it.

I just don't get it.

  1. I've actually never tried caviar but think I'd be willing to give the good stuff a go. It's one of those comestibles that has such an aura about it...

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    1. re: Perilagu Khan

      you're also the one who's never had foie gras, right, PK? aura, schmaura, it tastes divine. ( :

    2. I like the idea of caviar better than the substance of it.

      1. I'm with you, ttoommyy. For me it's the texture of tiny popping eggs. It makes me gag, but I really wish I liked it. I feel very unsophisticated when I say I don't!

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        1. re: roxlet

          "...but I really wish I liked it. I feel very unsophisticated when I say I don't!"

          You know, I did for years too. But now that I've admitted it publicly, I feel good! lol

          1. re: roxlet

            Roxlet - you should definitely not feel that way - i've read enough of your posts to know your palate is pretty discerning! textures throw a lot of people off.

          2. Wish I could still get Beluga, what you get now can be OK but not like that I LOVE the eggs popping in my mouth! I hope you don't mean what you had was the texture of gravel?

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            1. re: coll

              "I hope you don't mean what you had was the texture of gravel?"

              No, not at all. lol Just meant that the taste of caviar to me is not a pleasant one. :)

              1. re: ttoommyy

                I was thinking of gravel and fish poop, if I had that in my mind I wouldn't eat it either ;-)

                1. re: coll

                  That description has made me question whether I still like it now - ha! Next time I'm face to face with the good stuff I pray I don't think of old fish poop.

                  The only caviar I've had that I really liked was the osetra caviar at Per Se. But a Swedish friend who used to live in Iran has told me that Iranian caviar is the best and that I should try it before I die.

            2. To each his own...do you not like any fish eggs or specifically sturgeon black caviar? I love all fish eggs but I'm specifically pretty fond of the korean myungran jeot preparation that I grew up eating...delicious over rice! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mentaiko I some times have a hard time with salmon roe though...

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              1. re: joonjoon

                "do you not like any fish eggs or specifically sturgeon black caviar?"

                Haven't really met a fish egg I like, to be honest. I have been known to enjoy a pasta dish with some bottarga grated over it, though.