Caviar has always been tagged as the ‘dish of the wealthy’ and it is so for all the right reasons. They are not only attractive to look at but also have a silky texture, a fishy taste and the pearl-sized beads pop in the mouth as you chew them. But do you know that caviar was once a poor man’s food? Back in the days, Russian fishermen used to eat caviar in their daily meals. They used to put caviar on cooked potatoes, which used to be a part of their regular diet. Caviar is also called ‘roe’ which is a name given by the Russian fishermen. Read on to know what is caviar, why is it so expensive and how to eat it.