The New York Times is our country's paper of record and one of the most respected journalistic institutions in the world. It has more Pulitzer Prizes than any other newspaper, and the best nicknames. But that could be changing after a simple social media post: The Gray Lady published a recipe for a pickle and peanut butter sandwich. If you're shuddering the right now, you're not alone.
The post was captioned, "Consider this less a recipe, more of a prod in a direction that you never considered," but one must ponder whether certain directions ought to remain unconsidered. This wasn't exactly a recipe either. It was a short article that explained that Dwight Garner, a New York Times book critic, considered the PB & P his favorite sandwich and referred to it as “a thrifty and unacknowledged American classic.” The paper simply suggested that we give it a shot.