Slate Culture Gabfest

Heavy is the Head That Wears the Guacamole Edition

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dan Kois discuss Masterpiece Theater's sumptuous version of Wolf Hall, Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer about his decision to become a woman, and whether the much loved avocado should become extinct.


New Tech City

Listeners: So Many Ways to Cook an Avocado

Monday, April 20, 2015

Last week, IBM's Watson computing system instructed Manoush and the Sporkful's Dan Pashman to cook an avocado. It was delicious. We wanted more.Thank goodness for our listeners. 
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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: A Kid-Friendly Fruit for Healthy Eating

Friday, June 20, 2014

Getting kids in the South Bronx to eat fresh, healthy food can be a challenge, but Coqui the Chef founder Tania Lopez has a secret weapon: avocados. Try her kid-friendly recipe for guacamole.


Freakonomics Radio

Which Came First, the Chicken or the Avocado?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

When it comes to exercising outrage, people tend to be very selective. Could it be that humans are our least favorite animal?

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Avocado Avocation

Monday, August 08, 2011


Avocation means "a subordinate occupation pursued in addition to one's vocation, especially for enjoyment," but when it comes to avocados, I like the archaic usage. Merriam-Webster puts it as "diversion, distraction." And that's what avocados mean for me this time of year.