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Apr 17, 2010, 01:31 PM

An Australian publisher has had to pulp and reprint a cook-book after one recipe listed "salt and freshly ground black people" instead of black pepper.
Penguin Group Australia had to reprint 7,000 copies of Pasta Bible last week, the Sydney Morning Herald has reported.
The reprint cost A$20,000 ($18,000; 12,000), but stock in bookshops will not be recalled as it is "extremely hard" to do so, Penguin said.
The recipe was for spelt tagliatelle with sardines and prosciutto.
"We're mortified that this has become an issue of any kind, and why anyone would be offended, we don't know," head of publishing Bob Sessions is quoted as saying by the Sydney newspaper.
Penguin said almost every one of the more than 150 recipes in the book listed salt and freshly ground black pepper, but a misprint occurred on just one page.
"When it comes to the proofreader, of course they should have picked it up, but proofreading a cook-book is an extremely difficult task. I find that quite forgivable," Mr Sessions said.
If anyone complains about the "silly mistake", they will be given the new version, Penguin said.


Apr 17, 2010, 02:15 PM
That made me laugh out loud, " and why anybody would be offended we don't know".:D

Apr 17, 2010, 02:17 PM
Ground black people. Delicious when served with a nice Chianti...

Apr 17, 2010, 07:02 PM
Wait, so what am I supposed to do with all these dead black people? :confused: I've already ground some of them up and I'm ready to cook.

Apparently this is not a big deal, so I don't feel so bad about it. I suppose I can use the remaining parts of the carcasses to make some stock.

Apr 17, 2010, 07:25 PM
mix with fusilli tricolore for rastapasta?

Apr 17, 2010, 10:12 PM
That is too funny! There is nothing like a good typo to provide a good chuckle. :D

Apr 17, 2010, 10:16 PM
hmmm, dark meat. :D

Apr 17, 2010, 11:05 PM
hahaha...that guy is a moron...if he just accepted his mistake it would all be cool...but no..."its not a big deal..."

Apr 18, 2010, 12:20 AM

Apr 18, 2010, 12:25 AM

Cook Book FAIL

Apr 18, 2010, 04:57 AM
No doubt merely a modest proposal to solve Australia's immigrant 'problem'.

PS Google is your friend.

Apr 18, 2010, 05:24 AM
No doubt merely a modest proposal to solve Australia's immigrant 'problem'.Jonathan Swift Rools.

Apr 18, 2010, 04:07 PM
Wow, that is too funny!:D

Disc Golfer
Apr 20, 2010, 10:38 AM

Apr 20, 2010, 10:51 AM
That's why they publish an eBook so they can make updates easily.


LOL. Image uploaded for you:

Apr 20, 2010, 01:32 PM
"Honey, will you pick up some fresh black people at the store? I'm all out."

Apr 20, 2010, 01:58 PM
This is so wrong...but SO funny!

Apr 20, 2010, 04:05 PM
Wow, I don't know what I would do if I made a typing error like that. Extremely funny hahaha

Apr 20, 2010, 04:35 PM
It really isn't a big deal. It's a typo. It's not like someone said "hey, I hate black people, so I'm going to change 'pepper' to 'people'". If anyone really gets offended at this, it's because they're looking for reasons to be offended.

Apr 20, 2010, 04:38 PM
Hey, some of my best friends are black pepper.

Apr 20, 2010, 04:51 PM
OMG- that is too funny! :)

Apr 27, 2010, 08:24 AM
put some water in a bowl

sprinkle on some (dead) black pepper (it floats, just sayin')

coat your finger in dish soap

put your slathered finger in the bowl

Apr 27, 2010, 07:38 PM
Hmmm... reminds me of a Twilight Zone episode. To serve mankind.

That is funny thou.......