Saturday, March 6, 2010

Feed Your Head

This mornings e-mails brought notification and a call for entries at the second annual Edible Book Festival at Bookworks in Asheville, North Carolina. It is an off-shoot of the International Edible Book Festival.

March of the Penguins

The International Edible Book Festival is a creation of Judith A. Hoffberg and Béatrice Coron. Judith got the idea over a Thanksgiving turkey with book artists in 1999, and Béatrice created Books2Eat website, where despite the distances everybody can enjoy worldwide creations. They contacted friends and colleagues. Their first event happened in 2000.

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.

Bookworks Event Poster

Bon Appetit!

About the Edible Book Festival at Bookworks in Asheville: The Edible Book Festival unites bibliophiles, book artists and food lovers to celebrate the ingestion of culture and its fulfilling nourishment. Participants create edible books that are exhibited, documented then consumed. For more information and images, visit

Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

Puns are obviously encouraged.
A similar event in Seattle featured titles such as Much Ado About Muffin, The Old Man and the Brie, Chow Mein Kampf, The Velveeta Rabbit, Good Night Moon-Pie, Olive or Twist? and Gorky Pork.

Wonderbread Woman

Check out the Flickr stream of Rakka Wonderbread Woman creator at

At the end of each festival the exhibits are consumed. Some are likely tastier than others.

If your entry wins a prize, better get some photographs because your masterpiece will not be coming home!

Goodnight Moon Pie

If you use the link to get to the international site that Béatrice Coron created, be sure to click on albums at the top of the page and take a slideshow view of notable entries over the years.

My mind is in overdrive thinking about book titles and possibilities for odd constructions.


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