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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Edible Book Festivals

If you want to trek down to Decatur, Ga., this weekend, check out the Fifth Annual Edible Book Fest, hosted by Wordsmith Books on March 29. The festival honors edible art that has something to do with book shapes or content such as a scene or a character from a book, book covers or book structure. The ingredients must be edible and can be anything from chocolate to cheese or vegetables. Judges will select winners in a variety of categories, and prizes are awarded. All proceeds will benefit a literacy group in Atlanta.

Edible book festivals are an international phenomenon. In addition to the U.S., there have been edible book festivals in Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia and Hong Kong. You can see some of the previous year’s winners and learn about the history of the event at bookstoeat.com.

Don’t Miss . . .
Thursday, March 27, 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library
Meet the Author. Lori Smith discusses her book, A Walk With Jane Austen: A Journey Into Adventure, Love, and Faith. Books available for signing and purchase. Cosponsored by the Friends of Kingstowne Library. Adults.

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