UCBA Librarian Judges Edible Books

By Michelle McKinney, Reference and Web Services Librarian

When Melissa Norris asked if I would like to serve as a judge for the 2016 Edible Books contest held on April 1st at the University of Cincinnati Libraries’ Langsam Library, I happily (and hungrily) agreed.

This was my first time attending the event let alone judging it. I was completely blown away by the creativity and complexity of some of the entries. It was truly a challenge for me and fellow judge, Michael Alfieri, to fairly assess and assign winners for 15 categories which included: Most Gruesome, Most Literary, Most Whimsical and Best Overall.

All those in attendance had the chance to taste the literary creations which included cheese balls, fruits,  veggies, cakes and cookies. Did I mention how tasty the entries were as well?

For more information about the participants and the International Edible Books Festival, read the News Record article. View the entries and the winners on theLibraries Facebook page.

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