The publishing company was forced to pulp and reprint 7000 copies of Pasta Bible last week after a recipe called for "salt and freshly ground black people" — instead of pepper — to be added to the spelt tagliatelle with sardines and prosciutto.A lesson on proofreading. Surely it would have been cheaper to print an adhesive label to put over the error and less wasteful.
18 April 2010
Proofreading is more than just a spellcheck
Reported in The Age, publisher Penguin Books Australia has had to pulp 7000 copies of the cook book Pasta Bible at a cost of $20,000.