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First Edible Books Festival 2012

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First Annual Edible Book Festival!!!

Our first annual Edible Book Festival was held yesterday in the Hatfield Room. This is in conjunction with the annual International Edible Book Festival held around April 1st. Edible books are made of food and inspired by literary titles, characters, or authors.

The Statesman Journal also provided wonderful coverage and photos of this event in the April 5th newspaper. Below are photos of the entries, the winners, and photos during the judging and awards ceremony.

Prizes awarded:

  • People‚Äôs Choice – Carol Drost
  • Most Beautiful – Leslie Whitaker
  • Most Creative – Carol Drost
  • Most Literary – Joni Roberts
  • Punniest – Tie between Saran Walker & Robert Minato
“Tortilla Flat”

Inspired by
Tortilla Flat
By John Steinbeck
Created by
Leslie Whitaker

“Heart of Darkness”

Inspired by
Heart of Darkness
By Joseph Conrad
Created by
Joni Roberts

“Swiss Family Rubinson”

Inspired by
Swiss Family Robinson
Created by
Carol Drost

“The Invisible Flan”

Inspired by
The Invisible Man
By H.G. Wells
Created by
Saran Walker

“The Invisible Jam”

Inspired by
The Invisible Man
By H.G. Wells
Created by
Robert Minato

“Spuds in Your Eye”

Inspired by
Suds in Your Eye
By Mary Lasswell
Created by
Alice French

“Jane Pear”

Inspired by
Jane Eyre
By Charlotte Bronte
Created by
Liz Butterfield
“Jack & the
Jelly Bean Stalk”

Inspired by
Jack & the
Bean Stalk
By Steven Kellogg
Created by
John Repplinger
“Game of Scones”

Inspired by
Game of Thrones
By George R. R. Martin
Created by
Clara Timpe
“Fall of the House
of Gushers”

Inspired by
“The Fall of the House of Ushers”
By E. A. Poe
Created by
Max H. Gurnard
“The Girl with the Dragon Tofu”

Inspired by
The Girl with the Dragon Tatto
Created by
Dylan Goldade & Brittany Chin

Viewing and Judging the Exhibits

For questions, contact Carol Drost, x6715, cdrost@willamette.edu. Click here for the entry rules.