This University’s Edible Books Festival Offers Tasty Reads

Great books and delicious food are the perfect match. And a fun new trend helps bring both of them together!

Edible book festivals have popped up on college campuses all over the USA, and each one has the same idea: book lovers show up to display their culinary skills and their love of puns and serve delicious treats for all to enjoy. Though these festivals have taken college campuses nationwide by storm, for now let’s focus on the festival at UC Berkeley, California.

The third edible book festival at Berkeley was held on March 18th. Organized by librarian Susan Powell, the event is open to students and faculty. The festival is held in an effort to bring people together.

“We wanted to celebrate books in a fun, lighthearted way that we felt could touch a lot of people. Whether you’re more of an artistic type, or you love literature, or you’re creative — no matter where you’re coming from, you can find some way to get involved,” said Stacy Reardon, a literatures and digital humanities librarian at Berkeley.

In addition to uniting the community, there are also judges who hand out prizes based on: Punniest, Eye Candy, Least Edible, People’s Choice and Best Student Entry.

Judging by these photos, it looks like everyone was a winner:

 

Tail of Two Kitties entry
Image Via Berkeley Library News

 

A more political entry from 2018 is "The Handmaid's Tamale."
Image Via Atlas Obscura

 

The one and only "Communist Antipasto."
Image Via Atlas Obscura

 

You can read more about the festival here.

 

 

Featured Image Via Berkeley News