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.
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 😉