'The New York Times' Published a Recipe for a Peanut Butter & Pickle Sandwich
April 5: the 95th day of the year, day one of the one-month countdown to Cinco de Mayo and, now, the day when The New York Times divided the Internet by publishing a recipe for a peanut butter and pickle sandwich.
In a seemingly innocent Tweet, the esteemed publication referred to the sandwich as "less a recipe" and more a "prod in a direction that you never considered."
Consider this less a recipe, more of a prod in a direction that you never considered https://t.co/29eYURffPO— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 6, 2018
Turns out that direction is a pretty controversial one, as soon after, Twitter users came out in flocks to share their thoughts on peanut butter sandwiches layered with thick slices of bread-and-butter pickles.
Some people just want to watch the world burn— Veera Kaukoniemi (@vkaukoni) April 6, 2018
— Food Network (@FoodNetwork) April 6, 2018
Survey says... pic.twitter.com/f7PacMZaSf
Though, there were plenty of pro-PB&P sandwich lovers out there as well, ready to defend their favorite combo.
A delicious peanut butter and pickle sandwich to start the day off! pic.twitter.com/Oexi6vqjig— Brian Murphy (@Brian_Murphy_) March 26, 2018
— Josh Daily (@Josh_Daily88) April 7, 2018
This really is no big deal! Here in my family we did Peanut Butter and Mayo or Miracle Whip all of the time!
To be fair, this sour, creamy and nutty filling isn't a new idea, with origins that date back to the Great Depression. But either way, it's just another lightning rod recipe The New York Times can log into its Twitter history, alongside vegan Brussels sprout sliders and the even more infamous pea-studded guacamole.
This is worse than the peas in guacamole https://t.co/eqYjwPzJp4— Mary Ellen McIntire (@MelMcIntire) April 6, 2018
Have you tried this combination before? Let us know in the comments.
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