April Fools Day is also known as Edible Book Day. If youre looking to unpack an April Fools joke in that sentence, stop. EBD: Its a real, delicious thing that happens every April 1 at discerning, literary points around the globe, like Luxembourg. The event celebrates gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarins birthday with edible versions of books, because, why not? Sadly, we havent heard of this until now, even though San Francisco is, like, the seventh most literary city in the nation, according to USA Today, those bookstore-counting hardasses (seventh?). This year we finally get our own EBD, though the rules have been slightly tweaked, and theres money involved. The dishes as the Edible Art Contest should be food-book or food-art related, and sweet, if you know whats good for you; theyre judged on both creativity and flavor, with the winner taking home half the door money. Questionable SF Weekly tip: Dont get stupid with the fondant. Theres too much getting stupid with the fondant. Less questionable tip: Lavender buttercream frosting.
Thu., April 1, 6 p.m., 2010