Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION - Rick Lee - Ed­i­tor

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.

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