Bad Timing: AP Pressure Cooker Story Hits Local Papers During Worst Possible Week

Pots, and pans, and...
Pots, and pans, and... Photo: Melissa Lehuta

A story distributed by the Associated Press on the benefits of making foods like dulce de leche with pressure cookers ran in several outlets with the headline “Pressure Cooker Redeems Itself” this week. The content, including superlatives about the appliance, had been put together before this week’s events in Boston; the timing was unfortunate and unintentional, says AP food editor J.M. Hirsch. Some readers have reportedly nonetheless complained to their local news outlets. [Romenesko]