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Camden library invites community to eat a book

Edible Book Festival
Mar 11, 2020
"War and Peeps" is an entry in the 2019 Edible Book Festival.

Camden — The Second Annual Edible Book Festival will be held at the Camden Public Library, Saturday, April 4, at 2 p.m. This event coincides with an international celebration of “Edible Book Day” where clever culinary creations inspired by books are displayed, photographed, judged and consumed.

Last year’s inaugural event featured entries from individuals and groups ranging from a “Very Hungry Caterpillar” made of fruits and vegetables to marshmallow-topped cakes depicting “War and Peeps.” The library invites the community to “eat your words” again this year, and applications to participate can be picked up at the library or found on the library’s website, The entry may look like a book in form or shape, or be inspired by a book or author. Home chefs can create a pun of a book title, pay homage to a food mentioned in a book or celebrate a book character — anything goes!

Prizes will be awarded to entries in the categories Most Visually Appealing, Best Tasting, Most Punderful, Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice. Winners will receive prizes donated by local businesses. For more information, visit the library’s website or call Loraine at 236-3440.

"The Malted Falcon" is among the offerings at the 2019 Edible Book Festival.
The 2019 Edible Book Festival inspired artist and bakers.
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