Monday, April 18, 2005

You can have your book and eat it too: Edible Books

Here I am, on leave and reading my RSS feeds at home, eating a piece of cake. Then I'm looking at pictures of Edible Books (via Librarian.net).

"Edible books can be literal translations or have humorous spins" ~ Albany Institute of History & Art.

What would I make? Let's see, I have Robert Jordan's New Spring on the table (just added an entry to RawNotes). Flip flip flip... Ah, page 150 describes food served to Moiraine, who's famished 'cos she just passed the test to be Aes Sedai:
"... slices of roasted beef, turnips with a cream sauce, broad beans with crumbly white goat cheese, cabbage with pine nuts. There was a round loaf of crusty brown bread, and a huge pot of tea."
Mmm... Edible Books sounds deliciously doable for NLB. Maybe can tie up with the Singapore Food Festival (no official website, but this was what they had for 2002 and this is for 2005).

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2 comments:

  1. I thought literally can makan the books... like chocolate cakes in book form or thin sugar plate pages you can turn ... hahahaa

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  2. Your post brings to mind these lines by Mark Strand:

    "Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
    There is no happiness like mine.
    I have been eating poetry."

    Hmmm...now I'm hungry!

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