Edible Book Festival is a yearly
event on April 1 throughout the world .This event unites bibliophiles,
book artists and food lovers to celebrate the ingestion of culture
and its fulfilling nourishment. Participants create edible books
that are exhibited, documented then consumed. April 1st is also
the perfect day to eat your words and play with them.
Books2Eat can be celebrated with your family,
friends, colleagues and public anywhere, the only rules are making
edible art that have something to do with books as shapes and/or
content. Document your event with pictures and video and share
them via internet. Send us links to your webpage and don't forget
to include the Books2Eat
The Edible Book was initiated by Judith
A. Hoffberg over a Thanksgiving turkey with book artists in 1999,
and became an international event through the artist Béatrice
Coron Books2Eat website,
for the first event in 2000. This annual event has become a sensation.
Each participating group or individual
is responsible for its/his/her own audience and website. In previous
years, the event was held throughout April due to various considerations
of venues and audiences. Photograph the work before and while
you eat it.
Tickets could be sold for the event; each venue can thus use Books2Eat
as a fundraiser for book centers and organizations.
Please send copies of photographs and work
titles to: Umbrella,
P.O. Box 3640, Santa Monica, CA 90408.The documentation will be
used for a potential (non-edible) book by Umbrella Editions.
For documentation and images of the past
years' International Edible Book Festival, please visit the Yearly
For inspiration, visit our edible
links page and
FYI: April 1st is the birthday of French
Brillat-Savarin (1755 - 1826), famous for his book "Physiologie
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