Feast Your Eyes Upon the Edible Book Festival

Silly food, classic literature, and puns? Count us in.

Feast Your Eyes Upon the Edible Book Festival
Courtesy of EBF Facebook

We know it's hard to take seriously any event that's happening April 1, but that's why we're telling you about it in advance: Silly edible sendups of famous books are totally serious business, and they're the order of the day at the Edible Book Festival.

On Monday, April 1, two of our favorite things – food and books – will come together in one delightful event at the University of Texas School of Information (1616 Guadalupe). From 2-4pm and for the world's best price of zero dollars, you can check out the punny food entries inspired by book titles or literary characters. Vote on your favorites in five categories – best in show, most literal, wittiest, tastiest, and least appetizing – and then dig in. Forks will be provided. It's literally the Hunger Games.

In 2012, the winners were such classics as Tart of Darkness, Valley of the Balls, Pride & Pretzel, War & Piece of Cake, and Winnie the Poo ("don't ask," they say), so we're excited to see what this year's entries turn out to be. The Grape Gatsby? Of Rice and Men? The possibilities are endless.

If you want to enter your own creation, feel free; anyone from Austin is welcome to enter or to attend. See the Edible Book Festival site or Facebook page for complete details.

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