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Eat Your Words With The International Edible Book Festival


The International Edible Book Festival is no joke.  The event, conjured up by two women over a Thanksgiving dinner with book artists, has become an annual event around the world since 2000.

The festival coincides with the April (1755) birth date of Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, a French gastronome most noted for his book Physiologie du goût, “a witty meditation on food”.

Some cities have arranged festival events but if where you live isn’t one of them, don’t despair – individuals are invited to participate as well.  The rules are pretty straightforward:

1.  The event must be held on April 1st (or close to that date – the 2011 event is on April 9th in Winnipeg)
2.  All edible books must be “bookish” through the integration of text, literary inspiration or, quite simply, the form.
3.  Organizations or individual participants must register with the festival’s organization (go to Registration) and see to it that the event is immortalized on the international festival website (www.books2eat.com).

Looking for some inspiration? How about these creations….

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You can see more online in the albums on the International Edible Book Festival website.

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