Edible Book Day is a worldwide celebration of edible books. These are very unusual and complex desserts, for the preparation of which it is important to have not only culinary skills, but also to be a creative person! The holiday is celebrated every year on April 1.
In 1826, a legendary book in the culinary world, The Physiology of Taste, was written by the Frenchman Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. His creation was devoted to the basics of etiquette at the table, the concept of gourmetism. Basic recommendations were given for the proper consumption and preparation of a huge number of dishes.
In 2000, D.A. Hoffberg and B. Coron decided to create a holiday dedicated to the French author and his book “The Physiology of Taste. The idea of making confectionery – edible books – was suggested. It quickly spread among cooks and since then, every year on April 1, various exhibitions and celebrations are held, where you can see the intricate edible books and, of course, enjoy their taste!
- Absolutely any ingredients can be used to create edible books: from classic biscuit cakes and buttercream, to crickets, rare herbs and noodles!
- During Edible Book Day, libraries often hold competitions. Participants must present their edible book to a panel of judges. Both the appearance, originality, and taste of the book dish are judged!
How to celebrate
Order an edible pastry book to enjoy this day. Arrange a festive table with your family or invite your friends over. If you have the proper pastry skills, you can make the sweet dish yourself! Recipes can be found online. Celebrating Edible Book Day is also a great excuse to learn about the Physiology of Taste.
Tell about the feast on social media. Ask other users, have they made edible books?
When is Edible Book Day celebrated in 2024?
Edible Book Day is observed on April 1 each year.