The SLCC Libraries and Culinary Arts Institute are partnering for the second time to bring The Edible Books Festival & Contest to the Markosian Library at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus on April 22.
Anita Albright, Collection Development and Periodical Librarian found information on the International Edible Book Festival last year and decided to bring it to SLCC. It’s a celebration of books during National Library Week.
“This was originally my idea of a way to maybe reach out and bring people into the library setting that normally wouldn’t come in here. This is a fun thing that ties both areas together of
cooking and books and creativity and ideas and knowledge that is what the college is about.”
Any SLCC student, faculty, staff and administrator can enter the contest. There will be five $50 gift cards awarded in each category for the most edible, literary, artistic, humorous, and people’s choice.
“The prizes are spread out to make sure that all prizes do not get dumped on one,” says Albright.
The contest will be held in the library lobby. Entries are only accepted on the April 22 from 7:30 a.m.-noon since the library does not have enough refrigerators.
“It should be created at home – nothing can be store bought – bring it already made,” says Albright.
“People can actually come and taste things but we have to be careful what we put out for tasting because we have to watch the ingredients so we have them list the ingredients,” she says.
Tasting and judging will be from 1-2 p.m. Judges include Certified Executive Chef Ricco Renzetti, Baker Kar Renzetti, SLCC Associate Professor of English Allison Fernley, SLCC Assistant Vice President of Student Planning and Support Curtis Larsen, and Jennifer Pollock, SLCC Coordinator for Allied Health.