I wasn’t looking to dredge up the history of avocado toast. I did not grow up eating the buttery fruit mashed onto crisped bread. I was born and raised in Massachusetts, where approximately no one has an avocado tree in their backyard. And while I eat a lot of avocados, I rarely eat them with toast. I just wanted to know how to pick out a good one, one that is soft and creamy without any brown spots.
I NEVER HARBORED any hard feelings toward chicken salad. But it always struck me as extraordinarily blah: parched chicken slicked over with mayonnaise, bits of celery or sweet raisins doing the dish no favors. Then I visited Little Tong Noodle Shop, a newish Chinese restaurant in Manhattan’s East Village.
Potatoes are so embedded in North American culinary culture that it's funny to realize they weren't even cultivated here until the 19th century. They're native to the Andean mountains in South America, where Spanish explorers first encountered them in the 16th century and then brought them back to Europe. Potatoes actually made their way to the US and Canada not directly from South America, but through a more circuitous route, arriving with Irish immigrants to the US in the mid-1800s.
@John_Birdsall Perhaps true. But doesn't explain why writers are so often met with rejections along the lines of 'oh we featured a story on Asia already this year.' Ultimately there are eds deciding to assign stories in particular locations over and over.
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Selecting a term
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