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Edible Book Festival is April 3

This entry depicts the book “The Catcher in the Rye.” (Submitted photo)1 / 2
This entrant used cake decorating skills to build an edible version of “The Rainbow Fish.” (Submitted photo)2 / 2

Celebrate the Edible Book Festival from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at the Pleasant Hill Library, 1490 S. Frontage Road, Hastings. Join the fun by creating your own culinary masterpiece or voting for the best work of art.

An edible book is made of food and is somehow related to a book. All edible books are ‘bookish’ through the integration of text, literary inspiration or the form. For example, an edible book could be a cake shaped like a book with the title written in frosting. Another example would be a pan of purple Jello, for the book, The Color Purple. Let your creativity and culinary skills express your love of books.

Participants can enter up to three entries. Registration is free and you can print a registration form from the library website or stop by the library to pick one up.

The International Edible Book Festival is an annual event usually held on or around April 1, which is also known as Edible Book Day. The global event has been celebrated since 2000 in various parts of the world, where “edible books” are created, displayed, and small events are held. The event was initiated by Judith A. Hoffberg and Béatrice Coron in 2000 to honor Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, the author of Physiologie du gout (The Physiology of Taste) and an early “foodie.”

For more information, visit and search Edible Book or call the Pleasant Hill Library at 651-438-0200.