“Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade.”
"Caviar is to dining what a sable coat is to a girl in evening dress."
"There is more simplicity in the man who eats caviar on impulse than in the man who eats Grape-Nuts on principle."
“Pressed caviar . . . has the consistency of chilled tar.”
William Geist, ‘New York Times’
"Under cover of the clinking of water goblets and silverware and bone china, I paved my plate with chicken slices. Then I covered the chicken slices with caviar thickly as if I were spreading peanut butter on a piece of bread. Then I picked up the chicken slices in my fingers one by one, rolled them so the caviar wouldn't ooze off and ate them."
Sylvia Plath, American poet (1932-1963)
“But some of us are beginning to pull well away, in our irritation, from...the exquisite tasters, the vintage snobs, the three-star Michelin gourmets. There is, we feel, a decent area somewhere between boiled carrots and Beluga caviare, sour plonk and Chateau Lafitte, where we can take care of our gullets and bellies without worshipping them.”
J.B. Priestley (1894-1984)
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