New York Times: Try pickles and peanut butter together
The New York Times has set the internet ablaze this week after it championed an unconventional sandwich recipe: peanut butter and pickles. Sure, the paper is typically covering important news, but the world’s been a dumpster fire since Election Night 2016 so let’s hear these journalists out.
First, the original tweet that started all the drama:
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
While the Times shared this quirky post on Friday, the “recipe” was originally posted in 2012. It’s not quite a recipe since it only includes four ingredients: two slices of your favorite bread, butter, peanut butter, and bread-and-butter pickles. It takes about 90 seconds to make, and Times Book Critic Dwight Garner promises it’s “a thrifty and unacknowledged American classic.”
Apparently, this is his favorite sandwich. So, bro isn’t just advocating for something a little interesting, he’s committed to it. “The vinegary snap of the pickles tempers the unctuousness of the peanut butter, and it’s an unusual pantry sandwich for when luncheon meats leave you cold,” the Times wrote.
More than 800 people shared their thoughts on the peanut butter pickle scandal on Twitter alone.
Lots of people loved the concept:
I grew up eating them. Dill pickles only.— trudy stachowiak (@stackingboxes) April 6, 2018
My wife swears this is delicious— Matt Linder (@kdotscholar) April 6, 2018
DON'T@ ME!!— 🌊 Karma's a Bitch 🌊 (@TinaMcGugan) April 6, 2018
It's a delicious sandwich that I was introduced to by a friend on a camping trip a million years ago. I scoffed too at first. If you like peanut butter, TRY THIS.
I’ve been eating this sandwich since I could make my own sandwiches .... more than 50 years 😉(my kids all like them too )— Sunshine Notes (@sunshinenotes) April 7, 2018
I used to eat this all the time...on rye toast...#IsThatWrong— Col Gordon (@rn_lass) April 6, 2018
And this NYT reporter even upgrades his peanut butter and pickle sammies.
I have also made this sandwich with jalapeño slices, and it rocks my world. The folk genius of @DwightGarner— John Schwartz (@jswatz) April 6, 2018
Some like the idea but don’t want a whole sandwich.
Say what you will...But peanut butter and pickle on a cracker is my favorite snack! A whole sandwich? Yeah, maybe not! pic.twitter.com/930mJ0sjYU— Audrey (@audreyfsisson) April 6, 2018
Several folks wondered if there was a reason behind this specific craving.
Is the NYT pregnant?— Bob Ingle (@bobingle99) April 6, 2018
Some weird pregnant women cravings. pic.twitter.com/m4jgSAMHcv— Turtle Chae🐢 (@lilbeanwonho) April 7, 2018
But, like me, lots of other folks were just a resounding NOPE.
Survey says... pic.twitter.com/f7PacMZaSf— Food Network (@FoodNetwork) April 6, 2018
Some people just want to watch the world burn— Veera Kaukoniemi (@vkaukoni) April 6, 2018
Gross! Never! pic.twitter.com/Bzt8zEzu0Q— 🕊Wisp🍃 (@Corewisp) April 6, 2018
My husband would eat this in a second as he puts pickles on all kinds of snacks, but I’m going to stick with the classic PB&J.