Sprung At Last

April 7, 2012

Weekend Cooking: Seattle Edible Book Festival

Last weekend in Wallingford was an event that featured two of my favorite things – Reading and Eating – all rolled into one glorious, pun-filled event. I heard about it at the last minute and so didn’t have an entry of my own – but since they do it every year, and now I know, I’ve got a whole year to work on my entry. Here are some of the most photogenic entries:

“The Call of the Wild Rice”

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Latkes”

“The Satanic Purses”

“The Girl with the Dragon Fondue”

“Knitted Comforts for the Sole”

 The best part was, at the end of show, winners were announced (by Ben Franklin, Hermione Granger, Jacqueline Susanne, and Noel Coward), and the the audience got to eat the entries. Oddly, the fish remained untouched.


This is my contribution to Weekend Cooking, hosted by Beth Fish Reads. Why not swing by and see what other culinary and literary delights await?

16 Responses to “Weekend Cooking: Seattle Edible Book Festival”

  1. Beth F says:

    Ha!!!! Love this, love this. I miss the Pacific Northwest where such fun events can be found. I hope you enter next year and share more photos.

  2. combine food and books…what could be better? lol

  3. Libby says:

    This is the coolest thing EVER! Whoever made the dragon fondue is seriously talented – right? Thank you so much for sharing these photos with us :)

    • Anonymous says:

      The woman who made the dragon fondue is actually a local artist ( no surprise). She was so nice, and spent a lot of time talking to The Child and her friend about how it was made.

  4. jama says:

    I’ve heard so much about this festival that I’d like to move to Seattle! Thanks for sharing these photos. Looks like such a fun event!

  5. JoAnn says:

    I LOVE this post!

  6. Those are funny! People can be very clever.

  7. Linda says:

    I missed it too. Sounds like fun. I’ll have to keep an eye out for it next year.

  8. Stacy says:

    How fun is that! Yet another reason to love Seattle (or Washington state in general:)

  9. Marg says:

    Oh my! This looks like such a fun event!

  10. michelle says:

    These are fantastically fun! I can’t wait to see what you enter for next year.

  11. Peggy Ann says:

    How original! I was just a kid when we lived out there and we didn’t do anything fun like that!

  12. Julie says:

    Sounds fun; I love the fish!

  13. heidenkind says:

    It took me a while to figure out what that Call of the Wild thing was supposed to be… a cell phone, duh.

    Which piece won?

    • Anonymous says:

      I didn’t post the winner! I had a hard time photographing it. It was “Of Mice and Pen” – a giant edible book with fountain pen and marzipan mice. It was glorious. Dragon Fondue took second place.

  14. Uniflame says:

    This is a funny approach to food and to tie books and food together. I like this :)

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