The Edible Book


Edible Book entry: Hatch-22

Today was The Edible Book, a fundraiser held at the Forbes Library in Northampton.

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.

2 responses to “The Edible Book”

  1. Berb

    My favorite by far was your Hatch 22 entry. I think Under the Tuscan Sun was clever, too (and a little sick).

    WHAT FUN!!!

  2. Mike

    Deviled egg wears prada wouldve been the star, no doubt.

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