This April Fools' Day - Create, Play And Eat Your Words!

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Looking for something fun to do this April Fool's Day? Then check out your neighborhood for a Books2Eat event, an Edible Book Festival, where attendees, create, play and even eat their books!

The festival, now in its 10th year, was started by Judith A Hofberg, who came up with the idea, whilst celebrating Thanksgiving, with some book artists.

She decided to hold it on April 1st as a tribute to Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, an influential food writer, who was born on this day and also, because it's the perfect day to play and 'eat' your books. She thought of the festival as a way to celebrate the ingestion of culture by sharing a favorite book with friends - except in this case by eating not reading.

While the first 'festival' was attended by just a few friends and colleagues, its popularity has spread over the years, and it is now celebrated by book lovers in Australia, Brazil, Ireland, United Kingdom, Italy, USA and many other parts of the world.

According to Judith any individual or group can host an Edible Book Event, provided they follow three simple rules.

The event has to be held on April 1st, the edible creation must relate to a book, even if it's just the shape and, every organizer must register and post pictures of their creations on www.books2eat.com, so that the entire world can participate.

As the festival has evolved, some organizers have turned it into fun contests or a way to raise funds for charity, by charging an entrance to people who come to admire and eat the edible creations. To find out if there is an Books2Eat festival planned in your area, check out www.books2eat.com/Books2eat. or simply host your own event!

Happy April Fools' Day!

source:books2eat.com

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48 Comments
  • wtermlonjumpsitover 2 years
    wow that's cool
    • victoryvaltryek
      victoryvaltryekover 3 years
      zebra did this 2 yeaars ago!?!?!?
      • victoryvaltryek
        victoryvaltryekover 3 years
        i agree with zebra
        • xcvbover 5 years
          cool
          • zebra25
            zebra25almost 6 years
            Yummmmm!!!! I wish I could do that!!!
            • terryn1
              terryn1about 6 years
              Awsome!!!!
              • kitkat2003
                kitkat2003over 6 years
                cool
                • happypug12
                  happypug12almost 7 years
                  What is your favorite food?
                  • nikukyu
                    nikukyualmost 7 years
                    I'm gonna draw a cat comic!
                    • peacheslarue
                      peacheslaruealmost 7 years
                      Cool! Wats it gonna be about? Or u dont know yet?
                      • nikukyu
                        nikukyualmost 7 years
                        I'm still thinking but it's gonna be CUTE!
                        • peacheslarue
                          peacheslaruealmost 7 years
                          Do you have a cat,nikikyu? You seem to like them ALOT!
                          • nikukyu
                            nikukyualmost 7 years
                            U can say that again! Peacheslaure, which do you like, cats OR dogs? Well, I don't have a cat:( I loved a stray cat once, but sadly he died*sniff waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa* sorry I feel emotional. So my heart belongs to him😔 I like to think that he is an angel up in the sky looking out for me. Maybe your thinking that I'm a little *strange* for loving cats too much, but that's why I can't bring myself to having a pet cat.
                            • peacheslarue
                              peacheslaruealmost 7 years
                              You are not strange at all (i bet i seem really creepy for loving penguins so much!) :*)! But im srry i acant choose between dogs and cats!? I wish i had a pet! :*( I am so srry for u that cat seemed to mean lot to u *sniff waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa* and i think where ever you are that we all should take a moment of silence for the poor but beloved cat>...... I wanna pet so baaaaaaaaad! (maybe a goat after that!) Baaaaaa!
                              • frankiebaby
                                frankiebabyalmost 7 years
                                I don't have any either. I try to get them to buy a cat or dog, because I love them both. We try to talk it out every once in a while, but then we always forget about it
                    • peacheslarue
                      peacheslaruealmost 7 years
                      SWEET!!!