The Edible Book Festival

 Edible Book Festival April 1 2014The Edible Book Festival was held at the University of Illinois last Monday.

Bibliophiles, book artists, and food lovers around the world gathered to celebrate the book arts and the (literal!) ingestion of culture. 

Participants create an “edible book,” which can be inspired by a favourite story, involve a pun on a famous title, or simply be in the shape of a book (or scroll, or tablet, etc).  All entries are exhibited, documented, then eaten. 


Cake shaped like Sherlock Holmes' head, including his pipe, decorated with icing to look like a map of London.

2014 Festival Award Categories

edible book entry

 Karin Ballsrud's The Secret Garden entry