Edible Books Festival

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6th Annual Edible Book Festival at

Morris Library

The perfect way to eat your words and play with them.

Edible Book Festival 2016 was held Monday April 4, 2016 in Morris Library's First Floor Rotunda. We had lots of fabulous entries: thanks to all who participated and attended!

This year's winners were:

  • Best in Show: Terry Tefft, A Coconut Yankee in King Arthur's Torte
  • People's Choice: Sara Orduz Olaya, SIU According to Humphrey
  • Punniest: Christina Heady, Frank-in-Stein
  • Most Edible: Susan Howell, Double Fudge Brownie Murder
  • Best Book Structure: Patrick Brown, Edible Mushrooms
  • Best Saluki Submission (best edible book by a SIU student): Catarina Alves, The Princess Fried
  • Best Future Saluki Submission (best edible book by an under-18er!): Sara Orduz Olaya, SIU According to Humphrey

Check out photos from this year's Festival on our Facebook page or our Flickr page!

Questions about the Edible Book Festival? Are you a SIU student, faculty or staff, or Carbondale community member interested in the Festival? Please contact the organizer, Sarah Prindle at sprindle@lib.siu.edu with your questions and concerns.

Want to know what an Edible Book looks like? Or just enjoy a good pun? View, share, or download photos of past Edible Book Festivals at Morris Library on Flickr:







Or check out our Pinterest page: https://www.pinterest.com/morrislibrary/edible-book-festival/

Thank you to the Friends of Morris Library, whose support each year makes the Edible Book Festival possible!

About Edible Book Festival:

April 1st is the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), famous for his book Physiologie du goût, a witty meditation on food. April Fool’s Day is also the perfect day to eat your words and play with them as the "books" are consumed on the day of the event. 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; it is also a deeper reflection on our attachment to food and our cultural differences.  The International Edible Book Festival is a creation of Judith A. Hoffberg and Béatrice Coron.

From http://www.books2eat.com/

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