04 April 2012

International Edible Book Festival 2012: Eaten any good books lately? (4 Apr 2012)

State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000


Eaten any good books lately?

Some of my work colleagues took part in the Edible Book Festival showing off their cooking skills and creativity. Eleven themed masterpieces were displayed for staff to view and then subsequently have the chance to eat except for the Blood Stained Tea Cosy which wasn't quite edible. Alex Byrne (NSW State Librarian & Chief Executive) judged the entries for Most Creative, Least Edible, Best Fiction and Best Non-Fiction. It was a fun event that hopefully will attract more people to participate next year.

Participation rules are as follows:
1 The event must be held on April 1st (or close to that date)
2 All edible books must be "bookish" through the integration of text, literary inspiration or, quite simply, the form.
3 Organizations or individual participants must send a link to their photo album or upload pictures on Facebook and see to it that the event is immortalized on the web and share the fun.

Title: The hare with amber eyes, Author: Edmund de Waal
MY AWARD FOR BEST REMINDER OF DONNIE DARKO :-)


Title: Gumnut Babies, Author: May Gibbs
AWARDED: Best Fiction


Title: War & Peas, Author: Tolstoy
MY AWARD FOR MOST FUN


Title: Seven Little Australians, Author: Ethel Turner
MY AWARD FOR MOST AUSSIE :-)


Title: The Velveteen Rabbit
MY AWARD FOR MOST EASY TO EAT :-)




Title: Mr JW Lewin: Painter & Naturalist, Author: Richard Neville
MY AWARD FOR MOST REALISTIC :-)


Title: Great Expectations (Miss Haversham's Wedding Cake), Author: Charles Dickens
AWARDED: Best Non-Fiction



Title: Murder Cake influenced by Dexter
AWARDED: Most Creative


Title: Old Bugs, Author: HP Lovecraft
AWARDED: Least Edible

Title: Blood Stained Tea Cosy. Not edible but here to represent the Crime Fiction Genre
MY AWARD TO MOST QUICKEST TO CREATE :-)

Title: National Year of Reading 2012
MY AWARD FOR MOST CORPORATE :-)

7 comments:

Elle Bewsell said...
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PIE-314 said...

Wow! This is amazing! Brilliant!

food porn-er @ foodpornnation.com said...

How cool is this!
I want to the Dexter cake.

gaby @ lateraleating said...

I love Gumnut Babies and Mr JW Lewin. Awesome work.

Simon Leong said...

hi elle, i don't think i'd have the patience to do something too complicated.

hi PIE-314, glad you like.

hi food porn-er, Dexter cake was very delicious.

hi gaby, both of those were very well liked by the staff — well chosen.

Richard Elliot said...

A lot of effort in those cakes!

Where is yours Simon?

Simon Leong said...

hi richard, i'm more an eater than a cook :-) maybe next year though.

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