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Published:April 17th, 2010 14:46 EST
pasta bible

Pasta Bible Cookbook Recipe Calls For "Salt & Freshly Ground Black People"

By Robert Paul Reyes

"It`s a tiny misprint, but an Australian publisher has had to pulp a cookbook after one recipe called for `salt and freshly ground black people` to be added to the dish.

pasta biblePenguin Group Australia pulped and reprinted about 7,000 copies of `Pasta Bible` after the typographical error was found in the ingredients for spelt tagliatelle with sardines and prosciutto, The Sydney Morning Herald reported Saturday."


I can`t think of anything more boring than proofreading a cook book, it`s understandable that the mistake was missed by the poor slob editing the book.

What isn`t understandable is the wretched decision of the publisher to bow to political correctness, and pulp and reprint about 7,000 copies of the cook book.

The misprint was an honest mistake, and anybody who was offended by it needs to get a life.

But I must concede that there`s a slight chance that the typo was deliberate, not in an attempt to offend blacks, but to create a controversy that will sell books.

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