The Pope’s Pickled Peppers

Always on the lookout for chilli news, and especially their appearance in cultural rather than only (or, and also) culinary contexts, I just stumbled across this interesting line:

“Sometimes these melancholic Christians’ faces have more in common with pickled peppers than the joy of having a beautiful life,” Pope Francis said May 10.
(http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-sad-christian-faces-are-like-pickled-peppers/)

I like some of his words, but he doesn’t seem to know the pleasure of a pungent pepper – or maybe the Christians he thinks of need to learn the same. Considering how anti-pleasure the Catholic church has typically been, though, it’s no great wonder 😉



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