2015 Edible Book Festival

March 3rd, 2015 by
Mocking Jay edible book

Edible Book Festival 2015 logoMark your calendars!  Edible Book Festival submissions are due Friday, April 10th by noon!

More info and the submission form are available on the event website.

The sixth annual event will take place on Monday, April 13th in Memorial Library room 116 (in the 1st floor West Corridor).  Viewing and voting will take place from 11am-4:30pm, with a reception from 4-5:30pm.  Awards for categories, including ‘Most Creative Use of Ingredients,’ ‘Funniest/Punniest,’ and ‘People’s Choice,’ will be distributed during the reception.

The Frog King edible book, 2013

The Frog King edible book, 2013

The Edible Book Festival is a free—open to the public—event, sponsored by the UW-Madison General Library System and UW Memorial Library, in celebration of National Library Week.  Last year, more than 230 people attended this annual literary/gastronomical celebration, which included 21 entries.

A Game of Scones Edible Book

A Game of Scones edible book, 2014

Over the years, “edible books” have been made from cake, breadsticks, chocolate, veggies, and matzo meal. Every entry provides not only some artsy good fun with a dash of creativity, but the promotion of libraries through community engagement. You don’t have to be a food artist to sign-up! Past entries have come from UW faculty & staff and their families, students, community members, and a variety of organizations on- and off-campus.

Edible Book Festival attendees, 2013

Edible Book Festival attendees, 2013

Members of the community are encouraged to attend, ogle the edible art, and vote for their favorite entries. This is a family-friendly event, so bring the kids! A cake for attendees will be provided and served so no one is tempted to taste the entries. Certificates and prizes will be awarded in multiple categories by the official judges. As in years past, all who attend will be given the opportunity to vote for the “People’s Choice” award (a.k.a. “Best in Show”).

Perhaps most exciting at this year’s event, are our guest judges: Maya Warren, winner of the 2014 Amazing Race, and Nichole Fromm and JonMichael Rasmus, authors of the blog Eating in Madison A to Z.

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