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Caviar is the salted eggs of sturgeon, a fish which lives in the Black and Caspian Seas. It’s called ‘food of the Tsars’ because it used to be the favourite food of various Russian Tsars.
salted eggs (n pl): oval objects produced by a female fish eaten as food with salt on them
sturgeon (n): a large fish living in northern parts of the world; usually caught for their eggs, known as caviar
high quality (phr): very good indeed
main consumers (n pl): those who mostly eat, use or buy something
ton (n): unit of weight equal to 2240 pounds (UK)
produce (n): food grown in large quantities for sale
although (conj): despite the fact (that)
holiday feast (n): large & special meal eaten on a day when a religious or national festival is celebrated
special occasion (n): important event, ceremony or celebration e.g. a birthday, a wedding
1 Caviar comes from sturgeon, a fish which lives in the Black and Caspian Seas.
2 They didn’t like it originally because they didn’t like its taste.
3 It became a delicacy after Catherine the Great served it at a dinner in 1778.
4 Nowadays, people eat caviar at holiday feasts and special occasions.
Caviar is the salted eggs of sturgeon.
Catherine the Great served caviar at a dinner in 1778.
Caviar became the favourite food of many of the Russian Tsars.
Nicholas II was given around 11 tons of caviar each year by his fishermen.
Caviar can be rather expensive.
Caviar is often eaten around the world at holiday feasts.
To make caviar, you carefully take the fish eggs out of the ‘skein’ – the membrane that holds them. Then you rinse them, salt them and dry them in a colander. Finally, you put them into a clean glass jar and store them in the fridge.
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