April 2009 | Michael Lieberman

Hungry For Books? It's Time for the Edible Book Festival

The Lord of the Rings by Kurt B. Reighley

The International Edible Book Festival is held every year around April 1st.

"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."

There are events taking place around the world so get baking and get ready.

Yours truly will be a "celebrity judge" at Seattle's annual contribution, Cook the Books!,  I'll be awarding the prize for the "Most Structurally Book-like" entry.

The World According to Carp by Karen Fredericks

With past entries like:

The Milagro Bean Dip War
One Hundred Spears of Solitude
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Bread
The Unbearable Lightness of Bean
Remembrance of Things Pasta and
Banana Karenina

How can you go wrong!

Here is a list of scheduled activities around the world.

Here is a visual feast of past entries at Seattle Edible Book Festival's Flickr set

Previously on Book Patrol:
Books to Eat and Books about Eating