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“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.”
-Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Physiologie du goût (The Physiology of Taste), 1825

In addition to being April Fool’s day, today is also Edible Book Day.  Started in 1999 and occurring on the birthday of notable French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, bibliophiles and book-binders worldwide have been making tasty literary treats.  There’s only one rule, that the edible creation has something to do with books.  This could be a literal book bound from edible materials, or other edible creations inspired by books.  The latter category includes a lot of puns and plays on words (for instance Hamelt, Goodnight Moon Pie,  or the Scarlet Pumpernickel).

Celebrate April 1 by making an edible book, or check out the flickr stream for last year’s festival at Duke University are here, and a worldwide index of photos here.  Warning: Looking at these edible books might make you quite hungry!


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