Nylons for caviar

17th May 2011

This is the story of how my mother traded nylons, jeans and lipstick for Beluga caviar.

It all began in the late 1970’s. My mother was a flight attendant for Swissair and had just turned 21, when she was asked by her boss whether she wanted to fly to Moscow. She was thrilled by the prospect of going to...
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The new caviar world order!

14th November 2010

From the upcoming book “Caviar, a history of desire” by Peter G Rebeiz

It will not be long before restaurants, hotels and retail stores will be able to offer different kinds of Caviar preparations from various countries. Hopefully such preparations and new origins will find an i

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Pavarotti and Caviar

12th November 2010

From Herbert Breslin’s libellous ‘The King and I: The Uncensored Tale of Luciano Pavarotti’s Rise to Fame by His Manager

Luciano presented me with a menu that was elegant in its simplicity. In fact, it would require almost no kitchen- preparation time at all. His requirem...
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