Sorry to say a quick read of the just arrived issue of WestView revealed two back-to-back errors, one worse than the other.
Bruce Poli spells the capital of Latvia as Rega…but it is Riga.
Turn the page and read the recipe for Ottomanelli’s Italian Meatballs.
Where’s the meat? Read it about 10 times to see if I had somehow overlooked reference to it… Pretty mushy as written.
You need a proof reader.
—Mimi Sheraton Falcone
I really appreciate an astute reader pointing out that Rega is spelled Riga. I should know—I’ve been a proofreader myself and I’m part Lithuanian, which is close to Latvia. Thank you for your observation. Viva La Readership!
More than one reader has pointed out a problem with the Italian Meatball recipe that accompanied my Ottomanelli’s article—there was no meat in the recipe! This was of course an unfortunate oversight, something that happened when I typed in the recipe from handwritten notes. The recipe should have called for 1 lb. freshly ground sirloin. I wish that the omission had been caught during the editing process but somehow it slipped by. Going forward, we have enlisted the help of John Barrera, Culinary Institute of America grad and our Food Editor to ensure more rigorous proofreading of recipes. Sincere apologies to all of our readers!