Leading up into Cinco de Mayo, our local grocery stores have had quite a lot of deals on avocados. I stock up there if they look good. However, in the main, I prefer to buy them at the farmer’s market because they’re super fresh and I know the grower. I know I’m spoiled, but excellent avocados are a benefit of living in California. We have terrific ones nearly twelve months of the year.
Sometimes I just eat avocado with salt and pepper or condensed milk. I love to tuck some into banh mi and other sandwiches. My favorite guacamole is based on a Diana Kennedy recipe from long ago; see this newsletter for my best guacamole recipe. Other times, I give avocado a modern Indian treatment by turning it into a tangy, spicy, herby chutney.