Posted by: Burlington Public Library (WA) | April 11, 2012

Edible Books. Who knew?

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are aware that I have a deep and abiding affection for books.  Now I am moved to reveal that my enthusiasm for books can only be matched by my zeal for food… preferably together.  So you can imagine that the idea of edible books might seem simultaneously slightly alarming and supremely interesting.

The Huffington Post recently reported on this laudable trend, and it turns out one of the festivals is pretty local: the University of Puget Sound has had one annually for years!  Here’s this year’s crop, and a couple of my favorite below.  Upon investigation, it seems that different festivals have different styles.  The Puget Sound contest has lots of word play in it.  For instance, the edible book below is titled “The Bowl with the Vegan Rat Stew,” a play on “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”












On the other hand, the International Edible Book Festival held in Montreal, Canada features cakes  (cakes!) that evoke a particular title.


What a great way to celebrate books and creativity!

                         –Mary Beth




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