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 Post subject: Peas in Guacamole
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:27 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Peas in Guacamole
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I heard about this the other day. I don't get why it's garnered so much attention. I learned to make it with tomatoes in it over 30 years ago. I don't like raw onions, so don't use them. I don't know whether I'd like peas in it or not, but I suspect the peas would need to be cooked first, so probably won't try it.

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I'm reading about brussel sprouts based guacamole. That I get.

Sometimes there are surprises along these lines. I've done the mashed cauliflower thing as a substitute for mashed potatoes. Done properly, it works.


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 Post subject: Re: Peas in Guacamole
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chas wrote:
I don't get why it's garnered so much attention.

You're not alone. I, OTOH, don't get why people don't get why. Upon reading about it, it was as if I'd been slapped in the face. The basic makeup of guac is deservedly iconic, limited in variation because it is already perfect in itself, so the addition of peas strikes me as not only superfluous but grotesque, the trendy-minded thrashings-about of a brute with a kitchen and good intentions but no grasp of culture. Now admittedly you don't get an omelette without breaking eggs, but I don't see a beneficial revolutionary concept here, just an intrusion. It might even be delicious in its way, but ... no. I mean, let's throw in broccoli while we're at it.

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I'm with Nanohedron here, Peas in Guacomole is like adding other liquids or ice to Whiskey. It shouldnt be allowed.

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accordionstu wrote:
Peas in Guacomole is like adding other liquids or ice to Whiskey. It shouldnt be allowed.

And that's another debate. If it's good Scotch I'll sometimes add a touch of water, sometimes not. Usually not. But your garden-variety rail whiskey? Almost completely undrinkable straight up, so I have no misgivings when I order a simple whiskey seven and bitters.

If someone ordered a Balvenie Double Wood and cola, I would marvel at the sheer gall it takes to commit such an affront, and of course being beyond salvation, the thug should be ejected from the premises to commit his sins at home.

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I like my soda on the side. . .

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It's an analytical truth that guacamole doesn't have peas in it: you can't think of a possible world where you'd still call it guacamole.

To elaborate on accordionstu's proposition: if you have a glass of cola you can legitimately call it a glass of cola, because it is true that it is a glass of cola. But if you add some lousy bourbon to it you just can't call it a glass of cola any more. While it is true that there is cola in the glass, adding lousy bourbon to it changes its intrinsic properties to an extent that identity to a glass of cola is no longer given -- it's not even functionally equivalent. Imagine you ask for a glass of cola and what you get is jack and coke. See?

Analogously, some avocado-pea-dip may have its place in the world as well, but it's certainly not guacamole. ■

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In the past I never noticed that there was no "P" in guacamole. I prefer to keep it that way.

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Barbarians! Fresh peas?
Positively gauche! Canned or nothin'.

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Peas are just filler... stretching them premium priced avacados all the way to the bank. Spread it on, scoop it, or shovel it down, eat and be merry.


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I wonder how many of the apparently thousands of outraged guacamole fans actually tried guac with peas? It might be, God forbid, very tasty. Arguably it wouldn't still be correctly called guacamole, but why the outrage?

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brewerpaul wrote:
...but why the outrage?

Yes - if only there weren't worse going on in the world, right? But my suspicion is that the outrage is over nomenclature more than the peas themselves, because it's still being called guacamole. There's your sticking point. Take the flipside (if it really is one): if you added mashed avocado to mushy peas, would the result still be rightly called mushy peas?

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 Post subject: Re: Peas in Guacamole
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I.D.10-t wrote:
In the past I never noticed that there was no "P" in guacamole. I prefer to keep it that way.


There's also no Q in billiards.

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