Eat Your Words

April Fool’s Day is also known as Edible Book Day. If you’re looking to unpack an April Fool’s joke in that sentence, stop. EBD: It’s 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-Savarin’s birthday with edible versions of books, because, why not? Sadly, we haven’t 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 there’s money involved. The dishes as the Edible Art Contest should be food-book or food-art related, and sweet, if you know what’s good for you; they’re judged on both creativity and flavor, with the winner taking home half the door money. Questionable SF Weekly tip: Don’t get stupid with the fondant. There’s too much getting stupid with the fondant. Less questionable tip: Lavender buttercream frosting.
Thu., April 1, 6 p.m., 2010

 
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