More than a sandwich? Edible books at NOPL

Event: Jan 03, 2012

A tray of edible books circa 2008, created (and presumably eaten) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
A tray of edible books circa 2008, created (and presumably eaten) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

SIFT and the New Orleans Public Library will host an Edible Book contest on Saturday, April 14, at 1 p.m. at the Alvar Library in the Bywater (913 Alvar St.). An edible book is anything “bookish” composed of entirely edible materials. Entries can achieve their bookishness by incorporating text, referencing a literary work, or simply being book-like in form (although, really, isn’t that just a sandwich?). You might wonder who’s making all these crazy rules. The Edible Book Contest is part of a worldwide celebration in April of edible books. Admission is open to the public, though if you don’t bring an edible book, there’s a suggested donation of a can of food (cheaper than the Tennessee Williams Festival, at least). For inspiration and information about edible books, visit www.books2eat.com, and for more information about the event visit SIFT’s website.