"¢ Since it's Earth Day we thought we'd bring you something green. Ladies and gentlemen may I present: the avocado!
"¢ The avocado as we know it was originally called ahuacate, the Aztec word for testicle (named for its shape and reputation as an aphrodisiac). After rejecting its common name, Alligator pear, California farmers eventually settled on a more pronounceable and agreeable nomenclature: avocado. Americans continued to, well, Americanize both sushi and the avocado by creating The... READ ON