Readers: Start your ovens!
Part literary, part culinary, and part artistic, the Edible Book Festival is sure to tickle your taste buds, and your funny bone! This edible art exhibition will feature “books,” made of food and inspired by a book or pun on a book title, that are exhibited, documented, and then consumed. The event is free and open to the public, so come out and enjoy these mouthwatering manuscripts, or brave your aprons to create your own succulent storybook. Located in the commons at the Lake Forest Park Town Center.
Create an “Edible Book” inspired by a book, but made out of edible ingredients. Entries can be savory or sweet, just make sure they tickle the taste buds (and maybe the funny bone!)
The Edible Books are displayed (along with the book that inspired them), photographed, judged, and then EATEN (with coffee & punch) by the participants and on-lookers. Prizes are donated by Third Place Books.
(Entries will be judged in two age brackets: Adult & K-12)
- Most PUNderful
- Best Visual Presentation
- Most Creative Use of Ingredients
There will also be a Special Judges Award & People’s Choice Award for both Adults & K-12.
Please bring a copy of the book that inspired your entry and a serving utensil.
Timeline for the Edible Book Festival – April 2, 2016
11:00 Check in
11:00 – 12:00 Photography
12:00 – 1:00 Judging
12:00 – 1:00 Voting for the People’s Choice Award
1:00 – 1:15 Tallying
1:15 Prizes Awarded
1:30 Consume the Edible Books
our 2016 Edible Book Festival Judges
Kalee Shearer /Grades K-12
Kalee has worked as a Children’s Librarian at the Lake Forest Park Library (KCLS) for the past 20 years. (MLS from the University of Denver and BA in History from Utah State University), and she enjoys reading, knitting and gardening in her spare time. Library outreach to elementary school students and their families is a favorite part of her job, which has included promoting summer reading with book talks, holding Global Reading Challenges, and (in past years) judging student work in the Reflections competition.
Scott C. Davis/Most PUNderful
Scott C. Davis founded Cune Press in 1994. Cune’s focus is two fold: West Coast Writers and Syria & It’s Neighbors. Cune takes its name from “cuneiform,” the ancient Sumerian script. Cune Press books and authors have won numerous awards and been widely reviewed.
Born in 1948 in Seattle, Davis spent his childhood fishing for perch in Lake Washington, attending his grandmother’s poetry class, hiking in the Cascades, liking Ike, and being seduced for a few moments by Barry Goldwater. In his years at Stanford, Davis emerged as an alpinist and a big wall rock climber. After graduation in 1970, he became a conscientious objector and served as an anti-poverty worker in Richmond, Va. Later, Davis became a carpenter, a building contractor, and in 1987 . . . a Middle East traveler. Davis recounted his experiences as a community organizer in “The World of Patience Gromes,” (winner of the Washington State Governor’s Award in 1988; main selection of the Conservative Book Club). He chronicled his experiences as a climber and carpenter in “Lost Arrow and Other True Stories” (winner of the KCAC award). And in 2003 he released “The Road from Damascus,” an account of his travels in Syria. This book was praised . . . and occasionally panned . . . in reviews on five continents.
Patricia Byrnes / Most Appetizing & Least Likely to be Consumed
Currently Research & Development Manager for Schwartz Brothers Bakery.
Patricia is a Seattle native, and attended the University of Washington. She has spent her entire career in the foodservice industry, as line cook, baker and caterer, including owning and operating a small breakfast and lunch café in Ballard in the early 1980’s. After returning home from training at La Varenne Cooking School in Paris, she worked two years as Pastry Chef for Seattle’s iconic Raison D’Etre restaurant. Patricia joined Schwartz Brothers Restaurants in 1988 to become part of the opening team for the original Cucina! Cucina! Italian Café at Lake Union, filling the position of Pastry Chef before moving on to become Bakery Manager for the creation of a wholesale production facility, Schwartz Brothers Bakery. During her over 25 year service with the company, she has filled various roles in operations, employee training, quality assurance, customer service and product development, and has recently retired.
Susan Jones / Best Visual Presentation
Fine artist and freelance illustrator Susan Jones’ art has been featured in local and national juried exhibitions; she is represented by Semantics Gallery in Edmonds and Kaewyn Gallery in Bothell, Washington. Jones teaches Natural Science Illustration and Botanical Illustration for the University of Washington’s Extension Program, and coordinates the Art-Ins, free community art-making sessions at Third Place Commons. For additional information, please visit www.BlueSeahorseStudio.com.
All judges will determine Special Judges Award, and all present will vote for the People’s Choice Award.