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Month: July 2019

What Foods Go with Caviar?

Posted on July 25, 2019  in Travel tips

For most, caviar has an acquired taste. But even though purists, with their smug, sophisticated palettes, argue that it’s best eaten alone, unless you’re at a caviar tasting event, most caviar servings will come with garnishes. These side condiments aren’t just there to beautify the meal, but to give you options on how to eat. Check out some of these premium grade Iranian caviars at and some popular garnishes to pair them with.

Caviar Serving Tips

– For strategic reasons, caviar is usually served in its package; first because the beads are really delicate and could break while transferring it to another plate, and also because caviar absorbs the flavor of whatever material it comes in contact with. That’s why you’ll often find them on clear, glassy looking miniature bowls with mother of pearl spoons by the side. Caviar will absorb the taste of any silver it comes in contact with, as well as any side dish you put it on.

– The aim of the accompaniment is to enhance the taste, not to entirely mask, compete with, or overshadow the intense flavor and experience of caviar. That means try to keep the garnish within a respectable range of bland.

– Caviar is served chilled. Not room temperature, but very chilled, to prevent bacteria growth. So, your condiment shouldn’t be something particularly warm or hot.

This isn’t always stated, but Champaign, or some other really good wine (iced vodka for Russians) is a staple caviar accompaniment, so we won’t be recommending side drinks, just foods.

Caviar Pairings

Bland Condiments: these include plain bread (without the crust), plain crackers (delicate situation if it falls apart), boiled egg whites, toast or blini. The lack of flavor on these garnishes means the flavor of the caviar might be dulled a bit, but not compromised. Some people suggest pizza crust because it allows for a more piggish fashion of eating – good for when you’re not in polite company. Just make sure you plop a generous amount, but without spreading it, as you could risk breaking the eggs, and losing the flavor. You don’t want that happening anywhere else but in your mouth.

Moderately Flavored Accompaniments: you’ll be hard-pressed to find a restaurant that doesn’t serve caviar with onions on the side. The Russians are fond of eating caviar with potatoes, which has its own slight flavor. You can either have the caviar with a side of boiled sliced potatoes that have been chilled, or with potatoes chips.

Flavored Condiments: taking caviar’s all about what your palette loves, and if you think the taste comes on too strong, you might prefer a slightly more flavored side dish. Cheap caviar might also need to be enhanced, so you might want a flavored side dish as well. You can have a potato latke, a small dollop of sour cream or lemon juice, with some onions if you want. Egg yolks also fall into this category.

Having seen the different garnishes for caviar, we have to point out that if you can afford to regularly eat caviar, then you really don’t have to apologize for how you like it. So those sophisticated people who look down on anyone “mucking” up the taste of caviar and shove it.


Month: July 2019

What’s the Highest Liked Photo on Instagram?

Posted on July 22, 2019  in SMM

Spoiler alert – it’s always changing. But as at the time of writing, an egg, with 53,684,178 likes, holds the record for the most liked photo on Instagram. It dethroned the photo of Kylie Jenner announcing baby Stormi’s birth – which had 18 million likes – and Egg photo has only continued to garner more likes.

To be fair, the Instagram account was specifically set up to dethrone Kylie Jenner, and even though they had far fewer followers starting up, once they went viral, they were able to more than doubly defeat their goal. At 50 million likes, dethroning the egg photo seems like an insurmountable task (just as defeating Kylie’s 18 million likes must have seemed at the start), but someone will probably achieve that feat. So how exactly did “world record egg”, the marketers behind the seemingly perfect egg photo manage to go viral?

Simple. They offered an invitation no one could turn down. A chance to beat the youngest “self-made” billionaire at something? Why not. And even though they started with almost no followers, they soon became instafamous. To be fair, this marketer was most likely targeting an “anticelebrity” audience, so it was easy for a lot of people to relate. The point is, world record egg knew that its audience wouldn’t want a promo, or an actual ad, just something innocent (not selling anything), the plain picture of an egg fit. Can this be replicated by anyone?

Honestly? It’s tough going viral, and people have done some truly crazy stuff, that never really took off, because they didn’t understand what they were doing – and didn’t know their target audience. To go viral, your Instagram photo needs to resonate with your niche audience first before it even stands the chance of impressing everyone else. It’s your niche audience who’ll take the “message” out to the world through likes and shares. This is where Instagram booster comes in.

Instagram booster answers the question “how do you get a ton of likes when you don’t have millions of followers or some genius marketing idea?”. It connects you with followers within your idea/brand niche using a systematic matrix and machine learning tool. The followers you are connected with are then able to engage with your content, then share it with their own followers, so your reach will be far and wide.

Does Having Many Instagram Likes Pay?

Definitely. Otherwise people won’t be going steer crazy trying to brand themselves on the app. Take World Record Egg for example, since January 2019, when this photo was shared, it has generated more that 8.5 million followers and a lot of recognition – even amongst non-followers. That’s a lot of advertising revenue just waiting to be generated. Fortunately, you don’t even have to have that many followers and likes to make money. Just a steady audience, within a specific industry or niche, and you can begin raking in some greens.


Month: July 2019

Do Private Investigators Work with the Police?

Posted on July 19, 2019  in Investigations

Short answer? Sometimes. Anyone who’s seen Sherlock Holmes, and remember the countless number of times he shows up on crimes, ought to wonder – why he’s allowed on a crime scene, when ordinary citizens aren’t allowed. Because aside from not being law enforcement agents, private investigators are classified as ordinary citizens who offer investigative services to other citizens.
So, can private detectives in Brisbane work with the police?

Types of Cases Private Detectives Take

For the most part, private investigators are concerned with civil cases. So, they might do follow up interviews for lawyers, try to proof insurance fraud, find information in divorce settlements (proof cheating, hidden asset, child custody), background checks and so forth. Very rarely are they involved with cases of a criminal nature – and if so, it might be accidental. For example, a PI might be following someone, then discover a drug operation – in this case she/he would have to inform the police, then identify his or herself.

Gray Area

Now if you’ve seen Sherlock Holmes, you know that he was often greeted with disdain – and it wasn’t just because of his smug, annoying attitude. Law enforcement agents are generally distrustful of private detectives because they’re free agents and aren’t restricted by the same set of laws as police officers. So, PIs can divulge whatever information they come across to whoever’s paying them.

Nevertheless, private investigators in most countries do sometimes work with police officers – especially in cases where the police department needs the services of a freelancing PI. This typically depends on the attitudes of police, rather than policies. In Australia, private detective licenses are usually issued by police departments, so at the very least, the police will be aware of their activities.

Again, because PI’s aren’t restricted by the same set of laws that limit police officers, it sometimes makes sense to outsource some tasks to private detectives. But law enforcement agents won’t work with just any PI – since almost anyone of legal age can become one. The PI would have to be outstanding. Plus, because police departments aren’t typically designed to hire work to private investigators, payment would be an issue. In the traditional sense then, police officers can’t hire PI’s, but because their paths often cross, it isn’t unreasonable to expect courtesy between the two parties.

Here’s a twist. It isn’t illegal for a private citizen to hire a private detective to look into the activities of a police officer. A private investigator who was a former law enforcement agent will most likely have an advantage over ordinary citizens who venture into PI, since he’ll have not just police training – thereby understanding the rules and lingua of officers – but also have some sort of rapport with some officers.

Bottom line?

While it isn’t prohibited for private detectives in Brisbane to work with police officers, the policies governing the activities of law enforcement agencies doesn’t make it easy for them to pay for investigative work (when they’re supposedly detectives). At best, if there’s camaraderie between both parties, you can expect courtesy.