WHAT IS AN EDIBLE BOOK ART CONTEST? Edible books showcase literary inspiration by using puns to change the title, the author, or take the shape or form of a book. The festival honors French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), famous for his book, The Physiology of Taste, a witty meditation on food. His birth date is April 1st. He wrote: The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity than the discovery of a new star. The event is usually held on or close to April Fools Day.
RULES 1.Use one or more edible ingredients! 2.DO NOT EAT the displays! 3.Must be present to vote! 4.Please bring the book to display!
THOUGHTS TO CONSIDER Edible books are often eaten afterwards, but our exhibits will not be eaten due to health hazards! Also, due to the expense and waste of food items during a poor economic time, a requirement is only 1 ingredient must be food. Students do not have to participate!
AWARDS Most Mouthwatering Audiences Choice Least Edible Funniest/Punniest (the best pun) Best Book Structure (the one that looks most like a real book) Best use of Chocolate
Special thanks to all of the participants of the Seattle Center for Book Artists for inspiration at the Edible Book Festival 2012! To view their artwork, please visit their website: http://www.seattlebookarts.org/ http://www.seattlebookarts.org/
WORK CITED Burnham, Bonnie. Forbes Library. The History of Edible Book Event. March 14, 2012. Prelutsky, Jack. James Stevenson. A Pizza the Size of the Sun. 3/10/13. www.goodreads.comwww.goodreads.com