Apr 012011
 

2011 Edible Book Festival
KBAC Gallery, 
April 1, 2011 during Art Hop, 6 – 9 p.m.
Our judge: Lori Moore of WKZO fame

2011 Edible Book poster (by Keith Jones)

The KBAC Edible Book Festival is part of an international April Fools celebration of the art of the book. It happens each year at libraries and book arts centers around the world, with participants in 18 countries including Australia, Brazil, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, and Russia.

The Sixth Annual Edible Book Festival was held on Friday April 1, during Art Hop. Our judge for this year’s competition was WKZO radio host Lori Moore. After the judging was completed we ate all the books! This event and the Good Eats exhibition were sponsored by the Kalamazoo People’s Food Co-op.

Lori, and her Potluck Pals, have raised over a half million dollars for charity with A Holiday Dish to Pass cookbook sales. In 2010 she was recognized for her good works by 2010 YWCA Woman of Achievement Award, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters “Community Involvement Award” and the Southwestern Michigan ACLU Philip S. Denenfeld Award.

This year our creative community created 19 books good enough to eat. Over 800 visitors came to view, vote for their favorite entry and feast on the books after winners were announced.

The winner of the Grand Prize was Chris Orsolini with her entry, The Enchanted Brocolli Forest. She was awarded a free KBAC class and a copy of A Holiday Dish to Pass cookbook from Lori Moore. This year’s People′s Choice Award, a copy of A Holiday Dish to Pass, went to the Tiara Book Group for Ordinary Peeple.

The winners and other entries are beyond description so see the photos below.

For information on Edible Book events elsewhere visit: www.books2eat.com

Lori Moore announces winning entries

Lori Moore announces winning entries

EB 2011 Winner Chris Orsolini with "The Enchanted Brocolli Forest"

EB 2011 Winner Chris Orsolini with “The Enchanted Brocolli Forest”

The Tiara Book Group with "Ordinary Peeps" winner of the Peoples Choice award

The Tiara Book Group with “Ordinary Peeps” winner of the Peoples Choice award

View entries from the 2011 KBAC Edible Book Festival in our gallery below.

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