The International Edible Book Festival is held every year around April 1st.
"This ephemeral global banquet, in which anyone can participate, is shared by all on the internet and allows everyone to preserve and discover unique bookish nourishments. This festival is a celebration of the ingestion of culture and a way to concretely share a book."
There are events taking place around the world so get baking and get ready.
Seattle's annual contribution, Cook the Books!, takes place this Saturday April 4th at the Good Shepherd Center. Upwards of 100 digestible tomes will be on display for all the world to see, then eat! Admission is free with edible entry, $10 without. Yours truly will be a "celebrity judge" and I'll be awarding the prize for the "Most Structurally Book-like" entry.
Other prize categories are:
Most Mouthwatering - presented by Molly Moon
Most Drop-dead Gorgeous - presented by Jill Lightner editor of Edible Seattle
Most Pun-derful - presented by Nancy Guppy of Almost Live! fame
With past entries like:
The Milagro Bean Dip War
One Hundred Spears of Solitude
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Bread
The Unbearable Lightness of Bean
Remembrance of Things Pasta and
How can you go wrong!
To find out more about the event or to register an edible book click here.
More at Seattle Edible Book Festival's Flickr set
Previously on Book Patrol:
Books to Eat and Books about Eating