Monday, April 6, 2009

Cooking the Books and Eating Them

[Hover your mouse over the pictures for the titles.]

Middlemunch by Andree Larson at Seattle Edible Book FestivalAn Edible Book can look like a book, pun on a title, refer to a character, or just have something to do with books—whatever the inspiration, it must be edible. Bee Season by Diane Barker at Seattle Edible Book FestivalThe 2009 Seattle Edible Book Festival is a fundraiser for the fabulous Seattle Center for Book Arts.

Dictionary by Amy Broomhall at Seattle Edible Book FestivalThe festival works like this...
1. You come up with an Edible Book entry (or entries).
2. Register your name, contact info, and Edible Book title with the festival.

A Comedy of Pears by Amelia Miller and Emma Sheehan at Seattle Edible Book Festival3. From noon to 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 4, 2009, you bring your entry to the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle's Wallingford district.
4. From 1:00 to 2:00, judges, entrants, and visitors will admire the entries.Cookies Codex by Janet Fryberger at Seattle Edible Book Festival

5. From 2:00 to 2:30, Celebrity Judges will award prizes.
6. From 2:30 to 3:30, we will ingest literary culture together (i.e., eat them).

Grapes of Wrath by Emma McIntosh at Seattle Edible Book FestivalThe International Edible Book Festival is a yearly event that takes place on or around April 1 throughout the world—inviting bibliophiles, book artists, and food lovers to celebrate the ingestion of culture and its fulfilling nourishment. Grapes of Math by Rose Freidricks at Seattle Edible Book FestivalIt is in honor of the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), famous for his book Physiologie du goût, a witty meditation on the taste of food. Also known for saying "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are" used on Iron Chef.

One Hundred Spears of Solitude by Janet Fryberger at Seattle Edible Book FestivalThe Unbearable Lightness of Bean by Ellen Zeigler at Seattle Edible Book FestivalA quick reminder, hover your mouse over the pictures for the captions. For more chuckles and more photos of entries, visit FryBooks.

Romanistas, what entry would you submit to such a festival?


Diane Gaston said...

Accck, Keira! You know I'm on a diet....
What a fun fund-raiser. I love it. (and thanks for hooking up my email to receive the blog)

Keira Soleore said...

Heh! This is a complete diet-rupturing festival, isn't it?

I'm glad you prefer it e-mailing itself to you directly when it publishes.

Anonymous said...


What a fun concept! I have already done a cake after a book. Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham. I am so thrilled to know that food can translate a love for books in Seattle too.


Keira Soleore said...

Oooh. How fun to do that particular Dr. Seuss book. That was our first by him and started Ms. Wee on her own reading, because it was just way too fun not to do it on your own.

Emily Cotler said...

Keira, this is such a fun book-lovers thing! If I could bake (which I can't) and I had time to figure it all out (which I don't), and the artistic ability to translate my vision into frosting (not a chance), I would love to bake Harry Potter's Hogwarts trunk, complete with wand lying on top and quidditch broom alongside. I mean, a trunk seems easy enough to do, right? It would be all in the decorating. And the baking.