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.

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Is it art or is it suicide?

High up on the Empire State Building a lone figure stands.  Another poor soul prepares to shuffle off their mortal coil by leaping from the ledge.  Or are they?

Art or suicide

Suicide2British sculptor Anthony Gormley’s latest piece of public art is causing a stir in New York City. Event Horizon, as it is known, consists of his trademark life-sized figures, thirty one of them in total. The only problem is that people keep mistaking them for suicide jumpers and call the police.

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