NEW YORK -- It was the simple advice served up by the New York Times that sparked a firestorm like no other.
"Add green peas to your guacamole. Trust us," the Times suggested, tweeting a Green Pea Guacamole recipe earlier this week.
Then the Internet reacted. And we all know what happens when the Internet reacts. Draaaa-ma.
The mere suggestion was met with outrage everywhere. From the usual critics using Twitter as their soap box to some very unusual suspect: like presidential candidate Jeb Bush.
Even President Barack Obama weighed in:
The recipe’s origins trace back to ABC Cocina in the Flatiron District. It’s owner Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his Chef de Cusine Ian Coogan are credited with creating the apparent controversial dish.
The funny thing – the pea guacamole isn’t anything new. The Times initially wrote about it back when the restaurant opened in 2013. A social media manager with the Times decided to retweet the old write-up and the rest is history.
Try it out for yourself this July 4 weekend. Click here for the recipe.