The computer did it...bad computer, bad bad computer

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An Australian publisher has destroyed 7,000 copies of a cookbook after a recipe called for "salt and freshly ground black people.

[Best served with a fine white Riesling?]

The recipe, for spelt tagliatelle with sardines and proscuitto, was meant to call for black pepper, but a typo led a computer spell-checker program to insert the erroneous word. "We're mortified that this has become an issue of any kind," said publisher Bob Sessions, "and why anyone would be offended, we don't know."

[Why indeed...]

From THE WEEK, 05.07.10
 

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