My friend Monica found this hilarious book all about avocados when she was visiting. The best avocado tidbit came from Harold McGee the American writer on food science and creator of the Curious Cook. He said that the name avocado comes from the Nahuatl word ‘ahuacatl’ which was apparently inspired by the fruit’s pear-like shape and irregular surface and it means testicle. Well despite the origins of the name, I do like avocados.