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What is the big deal about avocado toast??

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  1. Nigel Thornberry

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    Last week my wife came home from work with groceries and bought a few avocados. She was all excited to tell me we were eating something new for dinner.

    This “special” dinner was avocado toast. Now I’m not saying it wasn’t good but it was extremely odd. Apparently this is some fad that women are obsessing over. Am I the only person out there that finds it weird? It’s just avocado on toast with whatever recipe you want to add.

    I’m interested to hear what y’all think about this.
     
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    Apparently this Avocado Toast is the new litmus test to prove if you're a millennial or not.

    You seem to have failed.
     
  3. Nigel Thornberry

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    Lol I heard that and saw the meme.
     
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    at least it's something to eat. every year i end up having to go out for 40-50 meals at 'negative space' restaurants where the dishes are mostly empty w/ small morsels of food and dots of sauce or some type of foam on top
     
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    Avocados are delicious. I don't know what avocado toast is, unless it's really self-evident, but bagel with lox, cream cheese, red onion and avocado is proper brunch fare. I practically lived off of them and mangoes and fish and black beans (and rum) for ~3 months in Central America.

    Bad season in Mexico and Cali, my lady friend bought 2 at HEB yesterday for about $2 each. Shipped in from Peru.
     
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    in my experience the peruvian ones aren't bad at all. but south africa and israel produce the best
     
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    I like mine picked off the tree outside the front door.

    Next time I'm at Central Mkt or Whole Foods I'll look for those origins. When is their growing season over there?
     
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    It's served at my health club (which Hugh Grant also frequents). Not bad, actually.
     
  9. Nigel Thornberry

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    It’s some weird fad that women go crazy over
     
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    the SA ones we usually get in the autumn here in europe. i think they are a different sort (fuerte) from what's mostly sold in the states (hass) and this is why they taste better (to me at least).

    the israeli ones seem to come sporadically and i think they're also hass, but probably just bred/grown/ripened better than most
     
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    I paid 20 USD for avocado toast in Brooklyn a few weeks ago.
     
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    almost everybody that brings up their avocado toast is a ****ing tool
     
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    We were talking about avocados at work a couple of weeks ago (because someone actually managed to start growing an avocado tree as a bit of a joke in a stairwell window a couple of years ago.). I had no idea there were so many varieties of avocado. I found this link where it says the "Bacon" avocado has mediocre taste. Nothing named "Bacon" should have mediocre taste. The link shows harvest times of the year, too.

    http://www.viverosbrokaw.com/aguacate_variedades_en.html
     
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    There are at least 2 things wrong with that sentence.
     
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    Didn't realize you were in Europe. Chile and Argentina have proper ones for us in this hemisphere.

    I can't remember either what the large hard green ones are called. Hass (haas?) is what we do.
     
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    so this link actually doesn't show the most interesting variety https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choquette_(avocado)

    those sound like maracas when you shake them b/c the skin is like a detached exoskeleton. and the flesh inside is much thinner, it's like eating whipped guacamole :D
     
  17. Nigel Thornberry

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    That’s harsh
     
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    I love avocados, but this isn't some some brand new dish. It's toast with avocados. Add a poached egg, tomatoes, cream cheese, arugula, bacon, cucumber, etc... Nobody reinvented the wheel but a bunch of 19 yr olds act like they did.
     
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    It's Got Electrolytes
     
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