Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The International Edible Book Festival

The International Edible Book Festival is held annually around April 1st.
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.
(taken from the books2eat website)

The site states that the rules for participation are that the event be held on April 1st (or around that date) and that "All edible books must be "bookish" through the integration of text, literary inspiration or, quite simply, the form."

Do you plan to participate in this event tomorrow? Will you cook up a creation for the Edible Book Festival? (If you do, please send us a picture too. You do remember that we love books as much as we love food, don't you?)

Read more about the festival here and see some of the 'bookish' creations here.



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