A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 20, 2013
Nature’s Bacon (avocado nickname)

"Avocado is nature’s bacon” was written by Leah Reich in The Atlantic on March 22, 2013. Reich meant that the avocado is a heathful food experiencing the same popularity as bacon.

The saying has been used earlier. “I’ve long referred to the avocado as ‘nature’s bacon,’ because both make everything taste better” was cited in 2006.

The Porkchop Express
Extra Fancy
I’ve long referred to the avocado as “nature’s bacon,” because both make everything taste better.

Josh Weinberger
“Avocado: Mother Nature’s bacon.”
“But She already gave us bacon.”
“In Her infinite wisdom,She has given us more than one.”
5:30 PM - 24 Sep 11

The Atlantic
Oh, the Avocados You’re Missing!
95 percent of what’s available in the U.S. is only one of over 900 varieties.

LEAH REICH MAR 22 2013, 9:07 AM ET
In this age of urban foraging and celebrity chefs and websites loaded with food porn, few foods are more thoroughly fetishized than the avocado. Well, you might say bacon. But as I’ve been known to counter, “Avocado is nature’s bacon.”

It is everywhere. There are entire sites devoted to avocado recipes.

Steve Randy Waldman
“Avocado is nature’s bacon,” says @ohheygreat, w/whom i will dine. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/03/oh-the-avocados-youre-missing/274197/ … [i think http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/stay-rich-quick-schemes … California-style.]
6:41 PM - 22 Mar 13

the veg life
March 23, 2013
avocado obsession
“Avocados are nature’s bacon” — my new favourite avocado line via

Food Republic
There Are 900 Varieties Of Avocado, But All Anybody Cares About Is The Haas
Some call avocado nature’s bacon. Hmmm.
Mar 27, 2013 10:05 am

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