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Edible Book Festivals: Home

This guide describes the SBCC Edible Book Festivals, present and past.


About the Festival

The International Edible Book Festival is held annually around April 1, the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), famous for his book Physiologie du goût, a witty meditation on food. Libraries, bookstores, schools and colleges join in the fun, with different types of events, judging, and participants. This “ephemeral global banquet” is shared on the internet, allowing all to preserve and discover unique bookish nourishments.

Read more about it at the “books to eat” website and see many examples of creations from around the world at the Facebook page!

SBCC Luria Library has celebrated this festival on an occasional basis. Navigate through the pages of this guide to learn more about how we have celebrated books and creativity at Santa Barbara City College since 2009.

The Frog Prince cake

The Frog Prince - Winner of Most Beautiful, 2012

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Elizabeth Bowman
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