Tuesday 1 April 2008

Books to gobble up

Many thanks to Julie, who commented on the edible type with this link to The International Edible Book Festival, which is held annually around 1st April:

"April 1st is the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), famous for his book Physiologie du goût, a witty meditation on food. April fools' day is also the perfect day to eat your words and play with them as the "books" are consumed on the day of the event. This ephemeral global banquet, in which anyone can participate, is shared by all on the internet and allows everyone to preserve and discover unique bookish nourishments. This festival is a celebration of the ingestion of culture and a way to concretely share a book; it is also a deeper reflexion on our attachment to food and our cultural differences."

Here are a few pics to amuse and inspire (you can see lots more by clicking on each year's entries here ) ...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He,he,he! Very April foolish.