Saturday Food Section: Why Avocado Toast Represents American Food Today

Behind the Scenes, Meet, What We're Reading

This avocado smash encapsulates what’s important to Americans right now.


Welcome to the weekend! Now’s the time to settle in and catch up on all this week’s food news. Here are top-level highlights of some of the food stories we’ve been reading this week.





  • Chicagoans are as famous for their disdain for ketchup as they are for their love of hot dogs—so Heinz pulled a prank on the city and renamed its product Chicago Dog Sauce. [Eater]


  • The Georgia peach has a history that’s, well, not so peachy: the orchard crop was formed on the same culture as cotton and other slave-tended crops. [NPR]



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