Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Edible Book Festival

That's right I said Edible Book Festival and no we didn't eat books.  I am on the Board of the Friends of North East Libraries group and for our spring membership meeting we wanted to do something different.  Our board ran through a number of ideas until one member remembered seeing something about an Edible Book Festival so we looked it up and decided that was the perfect event for the spring.

What is an Edible Book Festival?  You can read about it here  but basically t's a celebration of books and reading.  Participants create an "edible" book that depicts a title of a book, characters from a book, or a play on words of a title.

The planning of this event was a bit crazy because we really had no idea what to expect and the concept is difficult to understand.  But we ploughed ahead planning a two hour event on a Sunday afternoon.  Entries were judged on Best in Show, Best Children's,  Funniest/Punniest, and People's Choice.  While local chef celebrities judged the creations, we had a crepe making demonstration by a chef at the Culinary Art Institute.

Leading up to the week of the event, we had 11 entries register which we thought was great for our first go-round.  By Friday afternoon, 26 registered and the day of the event we had 37 show up!!

We had some pretty creative entries and were thrilled with the event.  We are looking forward to making it bigger and better next year.  Here are just a few pictures from the event.

Creepy Carrots 

Adult Entry

Funniest/Punniest Winner

Not all were cakes - Cookie Dough


Best Children's Entry

People's Choice Award

The "Hangry" Games

Best in Show Winners: The Nest made from Rice Krispy Treats, Honeycomb Toffee, Rice Paper and Fondandt

Crepe Demonstration

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