Internet lashes out at suggestion of peas in guacamole

Give peas a chance? When it comes to guacamole, no way, says President Barack Obama. He dipped into the great guacamole debate Wednesday after The New York Times suggested adding fresh green peas to guacamole. The recipe’s author says peas would add sweetness and a vibrant green color.

The recipe triggered intense discussion on the Internet and wound its way into the president’s Twitter Q-and-A session on health care. It turns out the president is a traditionalist when it comes to his guac. His tweet: “respect the nyt, but not buying peas in guac. onions, garlic, hot peppers. Classic.”

On that, he was in bipartisan agreement with Republican presidential aspirant Jeb Bush. Bush’s tweet was even more pointed: “You don’t put peas in guacamole.” The Republican Party of Texas said the New York Times had declared war on the Lone Star State.

Politicians are not alone. CNN reports the recipe “has sparked outrage across social media.”

WFLA.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s