poached fish

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Nov 29 17:25:19 UTC 2005

I was reading yesterday's Times section A back to front, as usual,
and came upon an intriguing caption

Fresh caviar in Nardaran from fish poached in the Caspian Sea. Caviar
is worth hundreds of dollars a pound on the local black market.

and then looked up to see the subhead

Regulations haven't
stopped fishermen
from poaching the
prize sturgeon.

I was just beginning to wonder whether it wouldn't be cheaper and
easier to poach the fish on the stovetop rather than in the Caspian
Sea, and it took me a little while to check the beginning of the
article on A1 and see that a different kind of poaching was

Larry (also wondering whether caviar wouldn't *always* be bought and
sold on the black market)

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