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City Visions: Do you love avocado toast? Thank a hippie.

Russell Yip/Joel Holland

 The next time you eat a piece of avocado toast, thank a hippie. It was the hippie movement that gave rise to so much of what we eat and take for granted today: tofu, yogurt, organic produce, farm to table, whole grain breads and so much more.


On tonight's show, we hear from Jonathan Kauffman, a James Beard award-winning journalist and author of Hippie Foods: How Back to the Landers, Longhairs and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat. Described by the New York Times as "briskly entertaining," Hippie Foods makes the case that beyond bell bottoms and politics, one of the lasting impacts of the hippie movement is how it changed the way we eat.