4/2: Edible Books Festival

The Edible Books Festival started a decade ago by two Montreal women and quickly spread around the world to nearly two dozen countries, where it takes place annually as close to April Fools’ Day as possible. It hit Cleveland in 2004, when Loganberry Books and Strong Bindery (13015 Larchmere Blvd., 216.795.9800) took up the cause, hosting the area’s first edible-books event. Since then, talented Cleveland artists and chefs — as well as enthusiastic and creative amateurs — have submitted their literary/culinary handiwork for display, judging and, ultimately, eating. There are a lot of cake-like and other baked creations, of course, but last year, one book even featured tabouli. Categories this year include Most Book-Like, Most Delicious and the wide-open Most Awesome. You can submit a piece by calling the store or e-mailing [email protected]; it’s free to enter (and entrants get a handmade mini-book pin). Set-up is at noon, viewing and judging start at 1 p.m., and eating begins after the awards are announced at 2 p.m. It’s free to look; there’s a $3 fee to vote and eat. — Anastasia Pantsios