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Expensive misprint

Penguin cooking book typo
"We've said to bookstores that if anyone is small minded enough to complain about this very ... silly mistake then we will happily replace [the book] for them."

The problem? One of the recipes calls for "salt and freshly ground black people" ? instead of pepper ? to be added to the spelt tagliatelle with sardines and prosciutto
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Not sure if we're permitted to chuckle

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I'd suspect maybe a transcription error from a voice recorder.

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ROFL!

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maybe 200 years ago, in the heart of Darkest Africa, in a cannibal's pot.

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(NT) What if the recipe called for white pepper? :-)

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In a twist...

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...for that instead of getting them young before their color comes in, you have to get them older AFTER their color departs.
http://www.ochef.com/569.htm

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(NT) Then the misprint wouldn't be news at all.

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(NT) The Soylent Green Cookbook?

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Most likely approach would be...

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...to make available a single corrected press in page to replace that one for anyone who chooses to file for it. They come with adhesive on the back edge and you cut the replaced page leaving enough along binder to paste the replacement in. If they've not sold them yet, then can be done at the publisher.

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Hide bound books

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