New York Times Takes Heat for Peas-and-Guacamole Post

“Adding fresh English peas to what is an otherwise fairly traditional guacamole is one of those radical moves that is also completely obvious after you taste it,” Melissa Clark writes in a seemingly innocuous New York Times recipe recommendation.

But perhaps the combination, invented by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Ian Coogan of ABC Cocina, is just too radical for Times readers to handle. (Boston Globe readers, on the other hand, seemed unfazed by a similar peas-and-guacamole recipe posted on June 9.) Within minutes of the recipe’s dispersal on social media, the Twitter commentariat rushed in to mock the guac.

Eventually, the discussion evolved into a meta-commentary on the discussion itself, which may be what journalists on Twitter do best.

Who knows where The Great Guac Debate will go next.

UPDATE: The president has weighed in.

New York Times Takes Heat for Peas-and-Guacamole Post