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Peas in guacamole? Really, New York Times. Really?!

Peas and guacamole? POTUS says NO.
Peas and guacamole? POTUS says NO.
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The Internet is aflame after The Gray Lady published a guacamole recipe calling for the addition of “fresh English peas.”

Responses poured in over Twitter, with most people slamming the piece penned by the New York Times’ food columnist Melissa Clark as sacrilegious. Even the President of the United States felt compelled to say something:

What is your guac recipe? Is it really so controversial to add peas to guacamole, particularly in the age of Kogi tacos and the proliferation of fusion cuisine?


Russ Parsons, food writer and columnist at the Los Angeles Times. His piece today in the paper is on guacamole

Leslie Téllez, author of the cookbook, “Eat Mexico: Recipes from Mexico City’s Streets, Markets & Fondas” (Kyle Books, 2015) and owner of the agency Eat Mexico that provides guided culinary tours in Mexico City and Puebla in Mexico