Oops.

Penguin Group Australia is pulping 7,000 copies of The Pasta Bible cookbook because the recipe for tagliatelle with sardines and prosciutto called for sprinkling the dish with “salt and freshly ground black people.”

Embarrassing? Yes. But was it really necessary to pulp nearly $20,000 worth of merchandise? Is this sort of dramatic gesture even helpful?

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