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    Aussie Recipe - salt and freshly ground black people $20,000

    Cook-book misprint costs Australian publishers dear


    Penguin said it was "mortified" over the "silly" mistake in its pasta cook-book

    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.


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    Whats the prob they been torching Indians for months.

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    Perfect thread to mention The Tiger Penis Restaurant

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    The recipe was for spelt tagliatelle with sardines and prosciutto.

    more like mispelt

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    The recipe was for spelt tagliatelle with sardines and prostitutes.

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    One thinks of Charleston Heston in the movie Soylent Green...

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    Guess they just "spelt" it wrong mate ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Smug Farang Bore View Post
    Whats the prob they been torching Indians for months.

    If you had half a clue you would know that the alledged incident never took place. The curry munching fool burnt himself in an insurance scam gone wrong - sucked you in didn't he...

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    Serve with fava beans and a nice Chianti?

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    might give the Thai govt some ideas with regard to its rebelious Isaan folk

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    "salt and freshly ground black people"
    How could the Ozzies make such a mistake!
    The original recipe was "salt and freshly ground aborigines"
    20k down the tubes.

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    Reminds me of the time I pointed out to a Thai restaurant that 'fried rice with crap' was an unusual dish. The owner was mortified and ordered an immediate recall of all of it's 3 menus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slackula
    Serve with fava beans and a nice Chianti?
    Should that read Chinaman?

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