Edible Book Fairs are not a new idea. Many municipal libraries celebrate around April 1st to pay homage to the author Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), famous for his book Physiologie du got, a witty meditation on food. “Edible books” are created, displayed, and small events are held. The creations are photographed and then consumed.
LaGrange bibliophiles, book artists, and food lovers were invited to celebrate the book arts and the (literal!) ingestion of culture. Participants create an “edible book,” which can be inspired by a favorite tale, involve a pun on a famous title, or simply be in the shape of a book (or scroll, or tablet, etc). All entries were exhibited, documented, then EATEN! Photographs of some entries appear here.
As always, we congratulate all participants for their creative spirit.