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January 23, 2012

Considered a luxury in many countries of the world, caviar is a food which must be eaten in a certain way if it is to be enjoyed. Eating too much of this delicacy will be far too overpowering for the vast majority of people, but eating it incorrectly can also be considered rude and unacceptable if you’re in the company of others.

Never take more than 1-2 teaspoons at any one time. Taking more than this will be considered bad manners, especially at a social gathering or when you’re dining at the home of somebody else.

If you’re not keen on the taste of it on its own, you can try mixing it with other foods. Add a couple of drops of fresh lemon juice to add some more flavor. Alternatively, spreading it thinly on toast or crackers provides a simple snack which many people enjoy.

People enjoy beluga caviar alongside a glass of ice-cold vodka; however, champagne and chilled wine seem to be the drinks that are most popular these days. White wine, in particular, seems to be the customary alcoholic drink alongside a meal which includes this delicacy.

It comes as a surprise to some people that there are certain spoons that cannot be used to eat this food. Silver spoons and stainless steel spoons are the most popular spoons, and are probably the spoons which you use most often in your home, but they will distort the taste. When eating this food, especially when you have company, eat it with a spoon made from either horn, wood or glass. Plastic spoons won’t distort the taste either; however, they’re not very appealing to look at.

Before eating this luxury food with a meal, remember to keep these traditional customs and ideas in mind.

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