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 fools’ 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 reflexion on our attachment to food and our cultural differences.
Pictured above is the entry from Moon Bindery, entitled Breakfast of Champions. See the blog entry to learn what each of the edible elements is in her creation. Browse the BEST Flickr group to see additional entries, and browse international submissions to previous years’ Edible Book Festivals on the official International Edible Book Festival Web site.