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Weekend Reading: The Best of Food Writing From Around the Web

Get ready to get lit on the literary. We’ve got the best culinary news and stories for your weekend consumption. + TIL: avocado toasts were an Aussie invention from the 1930’s. Who knew this popular millennial dish was so historic? But even in 1931, avocado toast wasn’t new. In 1920, in the Covina Argus, a newspaper from a town in the San Gabriel Valley, a writer named Martin Fesler gave his recipe for Avocado on Toast: “Remove the skin and mash with a fork. Spread thickly on a small square of hot toast. Add a little salt and pepper.” He called it one of the nicest ways of serving avocado. + People will milk anything these days – even bananas! + Restaurants are keeping their doors open all day  from morning to night because food-ing for a living is hard. It’s even harder if you want to be profitable. As formal fine dining takes a backseat to more casual fare, the all-day destination makes sense. Continuous dining lets restaurateurs tap into the same mores that are …

What We’re Reading: The Best of Food Writing From Around the Web

We’re scoured the best of the web for food lovers. From $25 per pound cherries to free roadkill, we’ve got food stories for every budget. + Good fruit will cost you a pretty penny. Good, fresh fruit will cost you one thousand pretty pennies. Head over to The Orchard in Brooklyn and you’ll get a sense for this specialty price tag at Brooklyn’s upscale fruit store. Produce is a challenging, low-margin business, even if you’re hawking cheap, last-off-the-truck, woody asparagus to clientele who don’t care much about quality. Selling perfect specimens of fruit, be they $25-per-pound cherries from Australia or $20-per-pound soursop from the Caribbean, requires the alignment of myriad unmanageable factors—weather, water levels, and airport schedules being just a handful. The product must be moved efficiently, and customers must be willing to pay a pretty penny (or one thousand of them) for it. + Looking for the best street food in LA? Head to this Guatemalan street market. + Interesting news: roadkill dinners are now (finally) legal in Oregon. + Smuggling food is just as …