International Edible Book Festival
(Also known as Edible Book Day)
International Edible Book Festival is observed next on Saturday, April 1st, 2023 (63 days from today).
It sound strange with edible book, but the world is holding an International Edible Book Festival or commonly known as Edible Book Day for short, is celebrated around the world on — or near — April 1. It brings together book lovers, foodies, and book artists. Held since 2000, this global party is open to anyone who wants to participate. Edible books are made and displayed at small events, photographs are taken of the books, and the books are then eaten. Edible books should look like books, include readable text or be inspired by a book. They should be completely edible but can be of any size and be inspired by any kind of book. Events are celebrated at museums, book art centers and various locations around the world such as bookstores, libraries, and cultural centers. Tickets are sometimes sold to events that raise funds for book-related organizations.
The International Edible Festival is held worldwide in various cultural centers, this event unites book lovers, book artists and food lovers to celebrate cultural absorption and perfecting and nurturing.
The International Edible Book Festival is celebrated around April 1 every year. To our knowledge, the following countries have celebrated this festival: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, UK, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, United States, Romania, Russia, Singapore, and Sweden.
The History of the Edible Book Festival
The Edible Book Festival is celebrated on the birthday of French gastronomist Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), April 1, who best known for his book Physiologie du goût, a witty meditation on food. April Fools' Day is also the perfect day for all of you, it gives you more oportunity to profit and play with them as the "books" are consumed on the day of the event. This ephemeral global party, in which anyone can join, is shared by all on the internet and allows everyone to preserve and discover unique dishes from books. This festival is a celebration of cultural absorption and a specific way to share a book; it is also a deeper reflection of our attachment to food and our cultural differences.
The International Edible Book Festival is created by Judith A. Hoffberg and Beatrice Coron. Judith got the idea of Thanksgiving turkey with book artists in 1999, and Beatrice created the website Books2Eat, where people can enjoy creations around the world regardless of distance. They contacted friends and colleagues. Their first event took place in 2000. Since then people in the world has continued celebrate the festival as an annual event.
How to Observe the International Edible Book Festival
Celebrate the day by attending the International Edible Book Festival event. If you can't find one near you, make your own arrangements. If you can't attend an event, you can still make an edible book at home. If you can't come up with your own ideas for a book, there are plenty of ideas on Pinterest. You can also get ideas by looking at pictures from previous years of the day. Make sure to document your edible book by taking pictures and sharing them on social media. Another way to celebrate this day is by reading The Physiology of Taste. Eight way, share your International Edible Book Festival on social media with hashtag #InternationalEdibleBookFestival.
ObservedInternational Edible Book Festival has been observed annually on April 1st.
Thursday, April 1st, 2021
Friday, April 1st, 2022
Saturday, April 1st, 2023
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2025