Hawaii Edible Book Contest / “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some to be chewed and digested.” I’m not sure if Sir Francis Bacon meant these words literally, but UH Manoa’s Sinclair Library is taking the metaphor to a new level by hosting the first annual Hawaii Edible Book Contest. There are the obvious choices in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Green Eggs and Ham or even Tales of the Gingerbread Man, but to win this literary culinary contest, you’re gonna need to dig a little deeper in the pastry case. How about The United States of Arugula: The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution, or An Embarrasement of Mangoes, or possibly the least likely candidate–David Copperfield? Archives of ideas await you.
Prizes like “Best use of Chocolate,” “Best Book in UH Library,” and yes, “The People’s Choice Award” will spice things up. And one more category to get your juices jellied: the “Audible Arts” award; a witty meditation on food and music.
To enter, complete the Edible Book Entry Form online, bring a contribution for the Hawaii Food Bank (canned goods or monetary donation), and transport your edible delight to Sinclair Library. Let the baking begin.