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Linguine with tomato sauce and goat cheese; broccoli; lettuce and carrot - 26 May 2014

Still at Mom’s, but this time I’m cooking my food – after a fashion. I have no garlic, for example, and what herbs I want I have to buy in plastic containers instead of running out to the garden (wrong climate for May herbs, here). 518 more words


A Typo in Bad Taste

Working for a large, chain-store bookseller certainly has its highs and lows. Books and socialising with booklovers = high point; the not-so-great pay and the sneaky corporate cons = low points. 273 more words


Sales of ‘freshly ground black people’ cookbook quadruple

It was the typo to end all typos — a tagliatelle recipe calling for “freshly ground black people” instead of “freshly ground black pepper” in a recipe. 113 more words


Wordalicious Wednesday: Damage Control

This is a word that everybody ought to become familiar with, cooks and chefs included.

Cooking, at home and in the industry, is where a lot of action happens, and making sure that something that is absolutely perfect comes out takes a lot of work, practice, and keen sense for precision. 838 more words


Cookbook had 'ground black people' typo


An Australian publisher is reprinting 7,000 cookbooks over a recipe for pasta with “salt and freshly ground black people.”

Penguin Group Australia’s head of publishing, Bob Sessions, acknowledged the proofreader for the Pasta Bible should have picked up the error, but called it nothing more than a “silly mistake.” 20 more words

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It wasn't me! It was the spell check!


Penguin claims it was the fault of the spell checker, which popped the wrong word in by mistake.  Unfortunately, the proof-reader did not catch the error either and almost 7000 copies of the book were printed.  90 more words


Psychopathology of proofreading?

Penguin Books’ Australian contingent is confused.

“We’re mortified that this has become an issue of any kind,” explained publishing head Bob Sessions, “and why anyone would be offended, we don’t know.” 345 more words