International Edible Books Day
Monday April 8 saw us celebrate International Edible Books Day, a little later than the usual April 1st. This event has been held since 2000 when it was initiated by Judith Hoffman and Beatrice Coron and is now celebrated around the world. The official website for the event is http://www.books2eat.com/
We had a wonderful selection of books to feast upon. The curse and its cure, the first published novel set in Brisbane was reinterpreted in shortbread, Wordsworth’s host of golden daffodils appeared as a book shaped banoffee pie with banana daffodils, and a scroll of sponge roll contained the Library commandments.
To go along with Edible Books Day we had on display artists’ books that are not edible, but relate to food.
They included Art of the cake: Paris patisseries by Rita Erlich & Mary Newsome, an extravagant book about cakes in the form of a huge sweet slice presented in a golden cake box, Eat : Jan-Mar 2001 by Jo Pursey in which she records everything she ate from January to March 2001, Let’s eat by Karen Papacek which has text pages inserted as blades into silver knife handles and Helen Sanderson’s coloured blank paper food books Ham & lettuce sandwich, Sandwich IV, Sandwich stack and Licorice allsorts.