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Omnivore - Don't be late for this very important date

Decatur to host the sixth annual Edible Book Festival

This sounds very cool:

If you love books and love to cook, Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta (LVA) and the Southeast Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers invite you to unleash your imagination and your culinary talents for the sixth annual Edible Book Festival.

The event benefits LVA and will be held on Saturday, March 28, in The Gallery at The Art Institute of Atlanta – Decatur. Children’s’ entries will be presented at Cook’s Warehouse, 180 West Ponce in Decatur – at the other end of the block from The Art Institute.

To participate, create a piece of edible art related to books. All creations will be exhibited and judged based on the relevance to the theme of the event and the creativity involved. Judges will award prizes in a variety of categories.

Registration fees will be accepted in four categories: professionals, $25; culinary student, $15; home chef, $5; child (age 6-16), $5.

The entries can promote anything related to books: a scene or character from a book, play, short story, comics, or poem; a book cover; or a book’s structure. All the ingredients must be entirely edible: chocolate, cheese, vegetables, fruit – sweet or savory. Deadline for registration is Monday, March 16.

The International Edible Book Festival is an annual event held throughout the world, uniting bibliophiles, book artists and food lovers to celebrate the ingestion of culture and its fulfilling nourishment.

For more details about the local festival to register, consult LVA's website or call 404-377-7323.

(Photo courtesy of LVA. I'm sure you recognize the book to which it refers.)