Until 100 years ago, sturgeon were plentiful in the rivers and lakes throughout Europe and America, and caviar was an ordinary food for those who lived near these sturgeon-filled waterways — in some areas it was so common it was served as a free bar snack.
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The demand for its eggs almost made the beluga sturgeon extinct. Even now, when most caviar comes from farms, eating it is controversial. So why do so many restaurants refuse to give it up?
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