Caviar ‘The Food of Kings’.
The word ‘caviar’ is a Persian term that means ‘cake of strength’. It’s a common assumption that the Russians began extracting and consuming caviar, when it was actually the Persians in the 16th century. They believed it had healing properties. In the 18th century, caviar was regarded as the food of the poor until royal chefs introduced Russian Tsars and nobility to it. This set-in motion the demand for caviar as a delicacy – until 2008, when wild sturgeon fishing was banned under the Bern Convention, an international agreement to protect animals and the environment. Since then, all legally produced caviar has come from sturgeon farms.
King’s Fine Food is proud to offer the finest farmed caviar from around the world. Not only do we perform regular DNA-testing of all our imported caviar, but we adhere to all CITES labelling and traceability requirements. We also work very closely with Trading Standards and Animal Health to educate customers on what to look out for when buying caviar.
If you’ve never purchased caviar before and want more information before you buy, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you.