Ever wished you could eat your words? Well, now you can.
The Edible Book Festival is an annual international event that originated in 2000, held on or around April 1.
Its basis is two-fold: to celebrate the birthday of French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), who wrote Physiologie du goût, a witty tome on food; and to have a blast “eating your own words.”
This global “banquet,” so to speak, encourages folks to discover nourishment in books. It also serves as a celebration of the ingestion of culture and allows a deeper reflection on our attachment to food.
During the event, enjoy refreshments, crafts, artist talks and of course, edible books (defined simply as an edible object that somehow relates to books). You can even vote for your favorite edible book and then cheerfully consume the winner.
Edible Book Festival
When: Sunday, April 1, 4-6 p.m.
Where: Queen Village Art Center, 514 Bainbridge Street
More info: www.philadelphiacenterforthebook.org