Beluga caviar was a favorite of Elizabeth Taylor, who nicknamed its gray grains “grey babies!”
The poet and fabulist Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian, a contemporary of Jean de La Fontaine, wrote the fable “The Crocodile and the Sturgeon” in 1792.
« Fame is like caviar. It’s good to have caviar, but not every damned day ».
The opposite of the caviar left, the sardine-in-oil right, doesn’t exist.
Here’s an excerpt devoted to the “best hors d’oeuvres” from his essential book “Le Guide Culinaire” (The Culinary Guide).
Singer Jacques Higelin released an album entitled “Champagne pour tout le monde, Caviar pour les autres” in 1979.
Frédéric Dard, famous author of the San Antonio saga, co-wrote the screenplay with Robert Hossein for the film “Caviar Rouge”, released in 1986.
Jean Becker directed a spy movie: “Pas de caviar pour tante Olga” (No caviar for Aunt Olga).
The sawtooth shape of the sturgeon is said to have inspired Jules Verne.
“The day the sturgeons learn the price of caviar, they’ll get cocky.”
The verb “caviarder” means to censor by blackening passages in a text to make it unreadable.
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