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Milwaukee’s 8th Annual Edible Books Show

For the last seven years, Woodland Pattern Book Center has hosted the only edible books event in Milwaukee, in conjunction with The International Edible Book Festival (IEBF).

By - Mar 12th, 2014 05:26 pm

SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014, 1:00-5:00pm
WOODLAND PATTERN BOOK CENTER
720 E. Locust Street
Milwaukeee, Wisconsin 53212
to attend: $8 general / $7 students & seniors / $6 members free to participate (414.263.5001 to register)

For the last seven years, Woodland Pattern Book Center has hosted the only edible books event in Milwaukee, in conjunction with The International Edible Book Festival (IEBF).

Apart from the global scope of the IEBF, Woodland Pattern’s Edible Books Show is, like many of its events, a community-driven gathering that brings together a broad range of Milwaukee-area residents. Local high school classes submit group projects, families create entries together, local chefs explore their literary side in participating, and, conversely, Milwaukee artists from all over the spectrum explore their culinary sides. Even musicians find a way to use their talents: for the last several years, the Edible Quartet have fashioned instruments out of edible materials and performed at the show.

As a special addition to this year’s Edible Books Show, Kyle Cherek, host of Wisconsin Foodie (PBS) and the web series Chef Talk with Kyle Cherek, will be organizing reading of food related literature.

While space is somewhat limited, Woodland Pattern invites anyone interested to call and reserve a spot as a participant in the show—adults and kids, individuals or groups, professional chefs or amateur enthusiasts—anyone who wants to bring an idea to edible, bookish life.

There are basically two rules in creating an edible book for the Show. First, the “book” itself must be made of edible materials only (people are going to eat it!). Second, the content has to be book related in some way: participants can construct interpretations of or homages to existing works of literature and art, they can take the opportunity to create original texts, or even simply allude to the forms of books in general. All in attendance will be able vote on the their favorite pieces in the categories of Most Delectable (i.e. the tastiest), Most Creative (best idea), and Most Difficult (in terms of construction). Participants will enter in the either Individual, Group, or Children divisions.

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