Caviar! That mysterious, fishy treat from the Caspian Sea. “Too expensive for me!” “I hate fish.” Maybe this article from About (dot) com will help to dispel some of the “bad rap” that caviar gets. Bet you never knew it was served in the saloons of the Old West, did you? Hmmm. Rough, tough cowboys eating caviar. Wonder if Billy The Kid or Kit Carson or Wyatt Earp ever ate caviar?

All About Caviar
By Brett Moore, About.com Guide

Caviar was once served as an appetizer in saloons of the Old West. In another time it was considered extremely valuable and only suitable to be served to royalty and the upper class. But what exactly is caviar? Why is it so highly prized and so expensive? Here are the facts on where caviar comes from and what all the fuss is about. Definition
Caviar refers to the salted eggs (roe) of the fish species, sturgeon. Caviar comes from the Persian word Khaviar which means “bearing eggs”. Some eggs from other species ( such as salmon, paddlefish, whitefish, and lumpfish) may be labeled caviar if the name of the fish is included. The three main types of caviar beluga, sevruga, and osetra, refer to the sturgeon species the caviar comes from. …

To read the rest of the article, look at Caviar Facts. It is really an interesting article and one worth reading. Cheers!