Sunday, March 7, 2010

Edible Book Festival

I read about this on the January blog: The International Edible Book Festival

"April 1st is the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), famous for his book Physiologie du goût, a witty meditation on food. April fools' day is also the perfect day to eat your words and play with them as the “books” are consumed on the day of the event. This ephemeral global banquet, in which anyone can participate, is shared by all on the internet and allows everyone to preserve and discover unique bookish nourishments. This festival is a celebration of the ingestion of culture and a way to concretely share a book; it is also a deeper reflexion on our attachment to food and our cultural differences.

Organizations and individual participants register to be part of this global festival and festivities are planned at many locations around the world. While most are real-time events, some are virtual, with people submitting their entries electronically."

Check the Program to see if there's an event in your location. If not—you may register as an individual.

More links: "Participants create edible books that are exhibited, documented then consumed. April 1st is also the perfect day to eat your words and play with them."

From Abe's Book Blog: "The event, conjured up by two women over a Thanksgiving dinner with book artists has become an annual event around the world since 2000."

Look at some of the delectable treats: Seattle Edible Book Festival's photostream

How did I miss this event? The question—what book?
If you participate do send a photo.

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