Edible Book events are held around the world, usually on or around April 1st, the birthday of Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Apparently, this French gastronome is famous for writing a meditation on food.
The fundraiser’s premise is ingeniously simple: participants pay a fee to enter their edible interpretation of a book. Non-creators can pay a small fee to view the works of art. Celebrity judges announce the prizes, and then everyone eats.
I’m not a fancy baker or especially creative with food presentation, so I had to compete using cheap humor. Type E and I came up with several possible candidates:
- Lord of the Pies
- The Girl Who Played With Her Food
- A ‘Shroom With a View
- The Deviled Egg Wears Prada
- Catcher in the Pie
- Deviled Egg in the White City
- Animal Parm
- Zorba the Greek Salad
- The Scarlett Cheddar
- A Tale of Two Zitis
- Cauliflowers for Algernon
I settled on Hatch-22 and was completely outclassed by entries like “The Old Man and the Seaweed” and “The Bread Pony.” So many clever people!
Everyone got a prize, and mine was “most egg-cellent.” My kind of judges.