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Typo in food magazine recipe poisons Swedes

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Typo in food magazine recipe poisons Swedes : BarfBlog
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Herre gud!

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Been discussing this for several days on another site. Apparently, several people were hospitalized from having followed the recipe directions.

While the consequences of this one were, perhaps, graver than usual it's really not all that uncommon. A couple of years ago I finally got around to clearing out 25 years worth of accumulated cooking magazines. When you do that all at once, several things stand out---one of which is the frequency in which ingredients, instructions, or both are in error.

The problem, most of the time, isn't with experienced cooks. 99% of the time the errors are something we'd pick up on and adapt for.

But the new cook is likely to make the recipe, and, when it fails, blame themself. Remember, we have two full generations now who use "cooking" and "microwaving" as synonyms. When such people come back to real cooking they lack the basic gestalt.

Trouble is, too many instances like that and they get so frustrated that McDonalds again looks good to them.
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They have taken the oath of the brother in blood, in leavened bread and salt. Rudyard Kipling
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post #4 of 8
Didn't it cause them to stop and wonder (and they had plenty of time for wondering as they were grating 20 nutmegs) if perhaps they were, um, in error? :p
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post #5 of 8
2 words come to mind "common sense" or a lack of.
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Perhaps they are used to preparing all those other recipes that call for 20 nutmegs. :)
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I would have stopped eating after one bite. :D
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Holy Moly.

There's one reason to "know your ingredients". Eating at a fast food burger joint for most of your meals can have the same end effect, although it takes longer. There again, though, knowing your food can be a life saver.
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