The “Pasta Bible” is getting pulped because a recipe for spelt tagliatelle with sardines and prosciutto called for “salt and freshly ground black people.”
“We’re mortified that this has become an issue of any kind and why anyone would be offended, we don’t know,” Penguin Group Australia’s head of publishing, Bob Sessions, told The Sydney Morning Herald. He added that “if anyone is small-minded enough to complain about this … silly mistake, we will happily replace (the book) for them.”
None of the books already on the shelves will be recalled because it would be “extremely hard,” according to Sessions.
Are they sure they didn’t just confuse it with a recipe for Soylent Black?