NANFA-- sturgeon for lunch
Wed, 1 May 2002 21:23:55 EDT

Liz asked me to post this and forward replies to her.


I have been reading the Nero Wolfe detective novels, which take place in
New York City in (about) 1930-1960. A puzzling thing is the frequent
reference in some of the books (I can't remember exactly which ones, nor
which part of that time period) to people eating sturgeon. Often it
mentions that someone will go into a lunch counter or deli and have
sturgeon for lunch; it sounds almost as though it were like tuna fish. I
am not aware of this fish being served today (except that caviar is
supposed to come from it). Was sturgeon a common food in
1930/40/50? Was it any good? Does anyone know more?
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