Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Some Of The World's Best Caviar Is Produced In North Dakota -- Business Insider, May 13, 2015

I love the byline -- "Williston, ND."

I love the source -- Business Insider.

I love the story -- Some of the world's best caviar is produced in North Dakota.

The link.

The story:
North Dakota is known globally not just for prolific oil production, but also, it turns out, for caviar.
A distinctly American version of the salty delicacy prized for centuries by Russian czars gets its start each May in the cool waters where the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers converge, the same spot where explorers Lewis and Clark camped two centuries ago.
As paddlefish, one of North America's largest freshwater fish, make their way north to spawn, their eggs, or roe, are processed at the water's edge to make more than 2,000 pounds of caviar prized by clients from Tokyo to Toronto to New York.
"Everyone will tell you that Russian sturgeon caviar is the best, and since the quality of our caviar is so close, we feel like we're second," said June Sheaks, executive director of North Star Caviar, the nonprofit company behind the caviar operation.
Years ago my brother dropped my brother-in-law and me off south of the confluence and we paddled a canoe up to the confluence, getting off near the Fort Union Trading Post. It's been a long time; I don't remember where the pick-up point was.

And, yes, you can order North Dakota caviar on-line.

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