On Wednesday April 17, The Edible Book Festival and Contest will be held at the main floor of the Taylorsville Redwood Campus’ Markosian Library from noon until 2 p.m. Students, faculty and staff of SLCC are invited to participate by whipping up original, edible literature themed creations.
Kathy Stephenson – Salt Lake Tribune Arts and Entertainment editor
Bryan Griggs – SLCC Dean of Art and Visual Design
Daneil Hurst – SLCC Food Services baker,
Jude Higgins – SLCC Anthropology professor
Nadhirrah – Globe food columnist and raw foods chef.
SLCC Libraries in partnership with the SLCC Culinary Arts Institute are sponsoring the event.
Many prizes will be awarded. Entries will be judged in a variety of categories including most artistic, most edible, and most literary.
A Peoples Choice award will be voted on by the public based on the works’ visual aspects.
According to librarian Anita Albright, many libraries worldwide have been holding edible book festivals annually for several years, usually on the first of April.
The imagination and creativity are up to the participant
Some contestants in the past have made book themed creations with fruits and vegetables, and others with baked goods.
Contest entry is free. The entire entry must be edible, but the judges may choose to taste the creation at their own discretion. Entries need to be original creations and may not contain commercial products.
Participants will need to bring entries between 7:30 a.m. and noon on Wednesday April 17, 2013.
Participants may pick up the remnants of their entry including plates and utensils at the end of the contest or later in the day on April 17, 2013.