The International Edible Books Festival is an annual event that celebrates good books, good taste, and culinary creativity around the world. Launched in 2000, the Festival recognizes the April 1st birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), one of the most influential food critics in history.
Brillat-Savarin’s book, “Physiologie du gout (“The Physiology of Taste”)” remains a seminal work among food writers. While perhaps not as well known here as in his native France, his oft-repeated aphorism “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are” is as relevant and insightful now as it was two centuries ago.
Worthington Libraries Northwest Library location will be participating in The International Edible Books Festival by hosting an Edible Books Contest on Thursday March 31. Participants are invited to create an edible dessert or dish that incorporates a bookish or literary theme and bring it to the library on Thursday between 6:00 – 7:00 PM for registration. Viewing and judging will start at 7:00. Once judging is completed and the awards are given out, the entries will be eaten. Even if you choose to sit out this year, you’re still invited to attend the event, enjoy the treats, and fill out a “People’s Choice” ballot.
New to the 2011 edition of the Edible Books Contest is a professional category where area bakeries like Delicacies by Sheri, Delightful Cakes, Ly-Ly’s Bakery and M. Minick Cake Design will compete for bragging rights.
Edible Books Contest
Thursday, March 31, 2011
2280 Hard Road
Columbus, OH 43235
For more information, contact Worthington Libraries at 614-807-2626.
Jeff Regensburger is a painter, librarian, and drummer in the (currently dormant) rock combo The Patsys. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts (Painting and Drawing) from The Ohio State University in 1990 and an Master’s Degree in Library Science from Kent State University in 1997. Jeff blogs sporadically (OnSummit.blogspot.com), tweets occasionally (@jeffrey_r), and paints as time allows.