Mmmm… Freshly ground black people

An Australian publisher has had to trash and reprint a cook-book after one recipe listed “salt and freshly ground black people” instead of black pepper.

PastaPenguin 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.


Thanks Janet

27 thoughts on “Mmmm… Freshly ground black people”

  1. In Dahmer’s cookbook it clearly states that there is no appreciable quality difference between races.
    Sorry, that was in poor taste.

  2. I cayenne not believe the amount of saffron this has caused. A dark day in the black people grinding industry for sure.

  3. Gary, what Southerner are you hanging around with? I have some really hick GA relatives and even they don’t talk that bad.

  4. mArNiAc, Get far enough off the beaten path up in the mountains, you’ll find them.
    I don’t hang with them, but I do know some.

  5. Gary – DAYUM I know. I’ve heard many of ’em in the Blue Ridge through Virginia & NC; W.Va… and a lot of ’em ain’t all THAT fur up the crick.

  6. That probably is the seasoning for the sign I saw last month showing a special on “Kentucky Fried Children”. Hmmmmm….

  7. As an Australian let me just say…we are the salt of the earth, so snuff is enough and lettuce leave it .

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