HUMBLE AVO NEW BATTLEGROUND
SMASHED avocado has become the symbol of a generation. In the ‘60s, it was the rebellion of the beat generation; in the ‘70s, it was peace and free love of the hippie movement; in the ‘80s, it was start of the technological age with walkmans and computers games. In 2016, it is cafe dining. According to a media report, Millennials (people born between 1980 and 1995) cannot save a house deposit because they spend too much on coffee and brunches. And the meal singled out as the main offender was smashed avo – apparently it goes a treat with poached eggs on toast and a tomato salsa. It is one of the most popular cafe dishes with Generation X and an excellent hangover cure, I am told. Apparently, cafes around Australia have begun to discount smashed avocado dishes as a backlash to the media coverage, proving old-fashioned rebellion might not be dead after all.