Monday, April 29, 2013
Sorry, I cheated in this post. I haven't cooked anything interesting lately and this post is more about eating than cooking. Thanks for reading even though I have short-changed you.
As many of my readers know, I recently moved to a different part of the world and I am taking small baby steps to discover places to get food products that I am used to eating.
Avocado is one of those food items.
My first exposure to avocado came in the form of this:
No, not the brand but avocado in shampoo. Back then, I have no idea it is called an avocado. I didn't even know it is something that you eat. All I knew was that it is something that you put exclusively in the shampoo. Took me a while to embrace avocado as a food product, thanks to my Hispanic friends who eat avocado on a daily basis.
Initially, I didn't like the mushy consistency of an avocado and I shunt guacamole.
It was much much later during my sojourn in NYC that I fell in love with avocado and guacamole, because it is everywhere due to a strong Hispanic presence in this city and it is a mainstream food item in NYC. And quite frankly, avocado taste great!!
I walked by a store the other day and I saw avocados which were imported from Australia. I didn't know the Aussies eat avocado!! The Australia avocados are smaller than Haas avocado.
As I was searching for a picture of an avocado, I came across this. I kid you not, there are these many avocado varieties in Hawaii. Hard to believe.
Then I found this picture:
as well as photos of pregnant women.
Hey ladies, is it a common thing for doctors to compare the size of your fetus/baby to the size of an avocado???
Doctor: "Hmm...little Timmy is about the size of an almost-ripe avocado."
Told ya, this is a cop-out food blog post.
Posted by deming at 5:12 AM