It’s a tiny misprint, but an Australian publisher has had to destroy a cookbook after one recipe called for "salt and freshly ground black people" to be added to the dish.
Penguin 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.
Bob Sessions, head of publishing, was quoted as saying,
"We’re mortified that this has become an issue of any kind, and why anyone would be offended, we don’t know. … When it comes to the proofreader, of course they should have picked it up, but proofreading a cookbook is an extremely difficult task. I find that quite forgivable,” and that if anyone complained about the "silly mistake" they would be given the new version.
What a tool.