Calling All Entries - Edible Book Festival 2011!

Edible Books Festival 2010 flyer

Edible Book Festival
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Collins Memo
rial Library, the Link

Show Hours: 11 am-4 pm
Entry Drop-Off: Between 8-11 am
People's Choice Voting: until 3:30 pm
Awards Ceremony: 3:30-4pm (Light refreshments will be served)


2010 Edible Books Entries:

  • "The Secret Life of Bees," The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd (Cassandra Palmore)
  • (Special Award: Most Effort & Tie for People's Choice.)
  • "A Raisin in the Sun," A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry (Jamie Spaine) (Most Nutritious Award)
  • "Eat Your Words," Scrabble Dictionary (Kelsey Wiseman)
  • (Best Student Entry Award)
  • "All Quiet on the Western Bundt," All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque (Virginia Briggs)
  • (Most Creative Award & Tie for People's Choice.)
  • "Who Moved My Cheese?" Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson (Kelli Richardson)
  • "Alice in Cupcakeland," Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll (Tasha Helton)
  • (Tie for Most Beautiful)
  • "Killer at Large," Killer at Large, by D. B. Beres (Wei Younts)
  • (Special Award -"So True")
  • "Homage to John Steinbeck," books by John Steinbeck (Nancy Nieraeth) (Most Literary)
  • "A Thousand Splenda Suns," A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini.(Cassandra Palmore) (Tie for Most Beautiful)
  • "New Moon," New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer (Coralyn Mounts, baked by David Long and Caroline Henry) (Most Delicious)
  • "A Big Hunk," A Good Man is Hard to Find, by Flannery O'Connor (Special Award: "Easy and Fun") (Patt Leonard)
  • "The Prince and the Whopper," The Prince and the Pauper, by Mark Twain (Virginia Briggs)  (Most Humorous)
  • "Pilgrim's Progress," Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyan (Lisa Ferrari)
  • "Spudnik Sweetheart," Sputnik Sweetheart, by Haruki Murakami (Epiphany Couch)
  • "Pippi Longstocking," Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgren (Jane Carlin)
  • "Angela's Hashes," Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt (Shannon Briggs)
  • "Big Kiss," The Big Kiss, by David Huggins (Patt leonard)
  • "The Elegant Hedgehog," The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery (Jada Pelger)
  • "Bunny Suicides," The Book of Bunny Suicides, by Andy Riley (Kerry Bollinger and Kelsey Wiseman)
  • "Dear John,"Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks (Coralyn Mounts,baked by David Long and Caroline Henry)
  • "The Nine Levels of Gel," Dante's Inferno, by Dante (Jada Pelger)
  • "The Devil's (Food) in the White City," The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson
  • (Laura Schick)
  • "The Giving Tree," The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein (Josephine Miller and Adriana Flores)
  • "The Picture of Dorian Gray Poupon," The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde (Virginia Briggs)
  • "Faces of Salsa," Faces of Salsa, by Leonardo Padura Fuentes (Chris Dowd)
  • "Tortilla Flat," Tortilla Flat, by John Steinbeck (Rebecca Kuglitsch)
  • "Frank in Stein," Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley (Lizzie Cook)
  • "Glo-Bologna," Globaloney, by Mike Veseth (Laura Schick)
  • "Their Eyes Were Watching Cod," Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston (Caitlin Taylor)
  • "The Haunted Ro-Tel," The Haunted Hotel, by Ron Roy (Liz Howell)
  • "Bean There," Being There, by Jerzy Kosinski (Alyce DeMarais)
  • "Red and Black Licorice," Red and Black, by Stendal (Patt leonard)
  • "Whoppers," Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, by Al Franken (Patt leonard)
  • "Yertle the Turtle Island," Yertle the Turtle, by Dr. Seuss and Turtle Island, by Gary Snyder (Patt leonard)
  • "Nerds," Microserfs, by Douglas Coupland (Patt leonard)
  • "The Taming of the Stew," The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare (Shannon Briggs)
  • "Heart-Healthy Book," Amrit: Luscious and Heart-Healthy Indian Meals, by Purnima Nandkishore (Purnima Nandkishore)
  • "A Dill's House," A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen (Shannon Briggs)
  • "Pig Candy," Pig Candy, by Lise Funderburg (Kris Bartanen)
  • "The Cereal Garden," The Serial Garden, by Joan Aiken (Liz Howell)
  • "A Slice of Wonderbread," Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll (Tasha Helton)
  • "Valley of the Dills," Valley of the Dolls, by Jacqueline Susann (Shannon Briggs)
  • "Olive 'r Twist?" Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens (Carmel Thompson)
  • "Seed Vault," Doomsday Key, by James Rollins (Lisa Hesse)
  • "This is Water," This is Water, by David Foster Wallace (Erin Vetter)
  • "If You Give a Mousse a Muffin," If You Give a Moose a Muffin, by Laura Numeroff (Kerry Bollinger)
  • "The Pit and the Pendulum," The Pit and the Pendulum, by Edgar Allen Poe) (Philip Whitt)
  • "The Pound (Cake) of the Basketvilles," The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Frances Whitt)
  • "Shutter Island," Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane (Coralyn Mounts, baked by David Long and Caroline Henry)

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For the fifth consecutive year, Collins Memorial Library participates in the international edible book festival. There are few restrictions in creating an edible book--namely that it's made of food and is inspired by a book. Past entries included such delicious titles as: Life of Pi(e), Sundaes and Tiffany's (Sundays at Tiffany's), and War of the Whirleds (War of the Worlds).

This year, entries are judged by a "celebrity" panel:  Eve Vodden-Thornton: (Registered Dietitian Dining Services), Barbara Racine (Manager, Puget Sound Bookstore), and Barbara Warren (Professor, Exercise Science).  Categories: "Most Humorous," "Most Creative," "Most Literary," "People's Choice" and "Best Student Entry."  Thank you to all participants!  READ THE NEWS TRIBUNE BLOG ARTICLE!

For more information:
Patt Leonard, Collins Library, (253) 879-2651.

For ideas see the following web sites:
Collins Library Edible Book Festival 2010
Collins Library Edible Book Festival 2009
Collins Library Edible Book Festival 2008
Collins Library Edible Book Festival 2007
Seattle "Cook the Books"
International Festival Pages (