Edible Book Festival Serves Up Tasty Treats...and Pungent Puns

Edible Book Festival Serves Up Tasty Treats...and Pungent Puns

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Edible Book Festival Serves Up Tasty Treats...and Pungent Puns

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By Cari Martens

Bainbridge Island’s first annual Edible Book Festival featured nearly two-dozen culinary creations inspired by great works of literature. And some truly were inspired. Others were simply delicious, and some were just pungently punny.

“Snow Peas Falling on Cider.” Photo: Tristan Baurick/Kitsap Sun

Entries were submitted by local restaurants, book clubs and arts organizations located on the island in Puget Sound, west of Seattle. Categories included ‘Best Pun in Title’ and ‘Best Book-like Structure.’ The event was held at the Bainbridge Public Library.

A potato-chip laden dish was entitled ‘Around the World in 80 Lays,’ while a cake topped by a mob of angry grape men was an interpretation of Steinbeck’s ‘The Grapes of Wrath.’ The people’s choice award went to ‘Snow Peas Falling on Cider,’ a word play on the novel, ‘Snow Falling on Cedars,’ by Bainbridge’s own David Guterson.

The entries were promptly eaten after the winners were named, according to Tristan Baurick’s story in the Kitsap Sun. Seems a good time was had by all.

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