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Edible Book Tea


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Event Details
9 am - 10 am: Drop off books and set up display
10 am -11 am: Show open to the public
11 am - 12 pm: Serve tea and eat the books

There is no fee, just bring some tea!

What is an edible book?
It’s made of something you can eat and it looks like a book and/or makes reference to a book title, content, or structure. Previous books have included, among many others, Slaughterhouse Five - a array of ham, prosciutto, brie and crackers (Katherine Carey and Nicolas Werquin); Madeline - a tray of madeline cookies (Sriya Anbil and Corina Mommaerts); and Grapes of Wrath - a bowl of grapes with googly eyes (Shameel Ahmad). Make a “book” or just come see the show and have tea! There’s lots of laughing and lots to eat!

Photographs of a few books created by past participants are shown to the right. Their delicious creations incorporated chocolate, fruit, pasta, jello, marzipan, peanut butter and much more!

This event is being conducted in the same week as the International Edible Book High/Low Tea. For more information and for photos of past teas, see

There is no registration or fee. Any questions, call Paulette Rosen at 203-562-4927. Please be advised that all entries may be photographed.

Past Edible Books

Barbara Morrisey, “Thyme’s Winged Chariot” bases on the poem “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvel,Bread, thyme

Cathy Reeve, Jane Austen Book Club (sandwich), Bread, turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise

Mary Herron, Eat, Pray, Love,Chocolate cake, cream cheese icing, marzipan, currants, pasta

Kate Simmons, Marley and Me, Sugar cookie with red icing

Jessica Vulte, A Jello Raft in Blue Water (after A Yellow Raft in Blue Water), Jello

Danielle Anliss, The Ten Little Ladybugs, Yellow cake, white cake, jelly beans, gummy worms, coconut, food coloring

Muffy German, “Snow Haiku," gingerbread, powdered sugar

Elisabeth Peck, “There once was a man from Nantucket”, a limerick, white cake, fondant, food coloring

Donna Scialla-Fronte, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,brownies, blue icing, jelly beans, fruit leather

Ronel Namde, A Stack of Poetry Anthologies, Chocolate cake

Marion Sachdeva, “Sing a Song of Sixpence,” Cookie, licorice, candy coins, bread, honey, rye berries

Debra Roinestad, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” a poem by T.S. Elliot, Peach pie, framed original watercolor, placemat

Beth Lyons, “Halfway Down the Stairs” a poem by A.A. Milne, Ladyfingers, cinnamon stick, gumdrops, licorice whip

Beth Lyons, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, pumpernickel bread w/garden cream cheese, white bread w/cream cheese and jelly, banana bread w/peanut butter

Sandy Rhodes, “The Lanyard” a poem by Billy Collins, Licorice whips, fondant, stone candy, edible glitter

Rhonda Swoope & Cara Delucci, Twilight, cake, frosting, apple

Amy Estabrook, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, fruit, cake, candy, meat, lettuce, pie


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