Sunday, May 1, 2011

First Annual Edible Book Fest Recap

by Mandy Dunn Sampson
[image credits: Mandy Dunn Sampson]

It has been almost a month since our First Annual Edible Book Fest and we are overdue for a recap!

We had seven edible book entries and many delicious non-book items to enjoy while our members described and demonstrated their delectable, wordy experiments. Donna Globus won first prize for her working Jacobs Ladder: BOOKS TO EAT, which was as tasty as it was functional. Jessica Hoffman took second for Isildur's Bane, the One (donut) Ring with elvish script on a mound of delicious chocolate fondant as dark as Mordor itself. Scott Ziegler's well-engineered Manuscript Volumes with Hummos Ink Wells won third place. Other exemplary edible books were Caroline Ziegler's Edible Book Accordion and Karen Lightner's Alphabet Soup. Lots of fun and incongruous bites were had by all!

Our members' very adventurous first attempts led to many flops and abandoned dishes. Next year maybe we'll display the practice pieces on an Experiment Table.

More photos of the event can be seen here.

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