Edible Book Festival
6th Edible Book Festival
March 23, 2016
Our 6th Edible Books Festival was held March 23, 2016 in the Luria Library. All in the SBCC community were invited to create an “edible book” inspired by a famous line, a favorite story or character, a pun on a title, or simply something edible in the shape of a book.
1. Looks most like an actual book
2. Best representation of scene, line, character, or theme of a book
3. Most playful
4. Most punny
5. Most humorous
6. Best taste
7. Tastiest use of food sensitivity/allergy ingredients
8. Awesomely creative
9. New in 2016! Culinary Student Showcase: Create a cake with a theme of fairy tales
11. Best in Show!
Judges for 2016:
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!
Questions? Email Elizabeth Bowman firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
5th Edible Book Festival
April 1, 2014
Our 5th Edible Books Festival was held April 1, 2014 from 2pm – 4pm in the Luria Library. All in the SBCC community are invited to create an “edible book” inspired by a famous line, a favorite story or character, a pun on a title, or simply something edible in the shape of a book.
View a photo scrapbook here
2014 Prize Winners:
Most Humorous – James and the Giant Peach / VIRGINIA STAWIECKI
Most Like a Non-Edible Book – Very Hungry Caterpillar / BETH RUIZ
Most Beautiful – Blue Water Gold Rush / BECKY SAFFOLD
Most Delicious – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone /SERINA SOTO
Most Like one of the Great Books – Great Gatsby / SBCC HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
Most Like a SBCC Reads Book: The Things They Carried / MICHELLE BONE
Judges’ Choice – Edible Schoolyard [on behalf of the SBCC Student Sustainability Coalition] Best in Show – Like Water for Chocolate/Como agua para chocolate / LAUREN PEIKERT
Most Creative – Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / NATASHA MENDOZA AND LUZ GARCIA
Judges for 2014:
4th Annual Edible Book Festival
March 21, 2012
Our 4th annual Edible Books Festival was held March 21, 2012 from 2pm – 4pm in the Luria Library. All in the SBCC community were invited to create an “edible book” inspired by a famous line, a favorite story or character, a pun on a title, or simply something edible in the shape of a book.
Judges for 2012: Faculty members Homer Arrington and Celeste Barber, Pegeen Souter (Student), and Chef Christopher Warrick.
2012 Prize Categories:
Most Like a Non-Edible Book
Most Like one of the Great Books
Most Like the SBCC Reads 2012 Book: MOBY DUCK
[Added Category] Judges’ Choice
Best in Show
- The Independent: Books for Eating, Not Reading
- Edhat: Have Your Book and Eat It Too!
- Noozhawk: Students, Staff Eat Up SBCC’s Edible Book Festival
Find a list and photos of all the participants and their entries in our Flickr album!
Best in Show
The Frog Prince
Water for Elephants
Keegan Kidwell and Sarah West
Most Like a Book
Creme and Punishment
Most Like a Great Book
Sir Francis Bacon Essays
Most Like the SBCC Reads Book: Moby Duck
A Study in Scarlet
Phi Theta Kappa
The Princess and the Frog
Photo credits: Elizabeth Bowman and Valerie Campos
3rd Annual Edible Book Festival
March 23, 2011
The SBCC Luria Library hosted, with the School of Culinary Arts and the Great Books Curriculum, the 3rd Annual Edible Book Festival. Enjoy the photos of the 2011 winners and participants! Our 2011 Judges were: Professor Homer Arrington, English; Instructor Celeste Barber, English and SBCC Great Books Program Coordinator; Alex Kilauano, student and Library Intern; Christopher Warrick, Food & Beverage Manager at Portabella Bar & Grill, owner and chef at ChrisCanCook4U, Culinary Consultant (and soon-to-be Director of Food) at Visiting Nurses & Hospice Care of Santa Barbara.
Best in Show
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Jacqui Wou and Sybille Kroemer
Inspired by one of the authors of the Great Books
Catcher in the Rye
Alice in Wonderland
Margaret Prothero and Toby Troper
If You Give a Pig a Pancake
Inspired by the 2011 SBCC Reads book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Best Visual Presentation
Jack and the Beanstalk
Pegeen Soutar and Josh Soutar
Best Collaborative Creation
Alice Scharper and Phyllis Johnson
Highest Literary Merit
Murder on the Orient Express
Daniel Martinez and Ashley Poule
One Fish Two Fish
Marcos Huston, Dani Mendez, Michelle Krakowski, Nick Sanchez
Photo credits: Alex Kilauano, Valerie Campos, and Paige Alfonzo
2nd Annual Edible Book Festival
March 24, 2010
The 2nd Annual Edible Book Festival was great fun and widely covered by the local press. Enjoy the photos of the winners and the press coverage from the 2010 event! Our 2010 Judges were: Professor Homer Arrington, Instructor Celeste Barber, SBCC SCA Alum and Restaurant Owner Chef Chris Warrick, Current SBCC Student and Co-Manager of Buzz Shack West Chase Cahoon.
- The SBCC student newspaper, The Channels, hosted a SoundSlide on the event, created by journalism students.
- Santa Barbara Newspress video from the event.
- Santa Barbara Independent article.
- Noozhawk article.
- Edhat write-up.
Best in Show
The Jungle Book
Most Like a Book: tie!
“Fast!” based on The Gingerbread Man
Angelina La Pointe
Oh the Places You’ll Go!
Alyssa Valenzuela, Kristen Quito, and Heather Curtis
Fred De Lorenzo
“Broken Wing” based on Wild Swans
Photo credits: Valerie Campos, Elizabeth Bowman, and Joan Galvan
1st Annual Edible Book Festival
March 25, 2009
Santa Barbara City College Luria Library, School of Culinary Arts and Hotel Management, and the SBCC Great Books Program joined an international tradition of celebrating our love of books and attachment to food at this first annual festival. Twenty-three edible entries from students, faculty, staff and Luria Library Friends Board Members paid homage to books — great literature and otherwise. Judges awarded prizes in the following categories: Most Like a Book, Most Tasty, Most Funny, Most Like the Content, and Best in Show.
Best in Show
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Most Like a Book
Leilani Browne and Chantille Marquez
James and the Giant Peach
Most Like the Content
Micki Petrocelli and Marllus Salgado
Photo credits: Elizabeth Bowman, Valerie Campos, and Joan Galvan