Recipe Calls for "Freshly Ground Black People"

An Australian cookbook contains a very unfortunate typo.

Recipe Calls for “Freshly Ground Black People”

An Australian cookbook contains a very unfortunate typo.

-Faye Brennan

Pasta Bible

This could be considered the worst typo of all time, unless there are some sick and twisted people out there who wouldn’t mind some “freshly ground black people” in their pasta.

Pasta Bible, a cookbook printed in Australia, has a recipe for spelt tagliatelle with sardines and prosciutto that calls for “salt and freshly ground black people,” instead of black pepper. A major boo boo.

The Australian division of Penguin Group will now reprint 7,000 copies of the book (a process that will cost $18,500).

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“We’re mortified that this has become an issue of any kind and why anyone would be offended, we don’t know,” said Bob Sessions, the head of publishing. “We’ve said to bookstores that if anyone is small-minded enough to complain about this … silly mistake, we will happily replace [the book] for them.”

But, because taking down copies of the Pasta Bible already on shelves will be too complicated, people will have their choice of which recipe they prefer: pepper or people? (Huffington Post)

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