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The Horror of Cookbook Errors

What's a cookbook author to do when an error makes it all the way to print? If you're Nancy Silverton, you get somebody to correct the error in every single book your fans bring to your signing. The LA-based chef — "a well-known perfectionist" — was upset by an error in her book recommending maccheroni alla chitarra rather than paccheri pasta for a recipe and insisted that co-author Carolynn Carreño correct the mistake using a red pen before she signed anything. Said Carreño: "She wants everything to be right. It’s a charming tic if you know her." [Food Republic]