Yummy Books

During the second annual Edible Book fundraising event at the Lilly Library, Florence, MA, visitors could taste 16 dishes inspired by books. The evening was a fundraiser for the Lilly Library and The Forbes Library, Northampton who split the proceeds. Masslive.com reported that the delectable tomes ranged from “a cake based on The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman to a platter of horse shaped cookies inspired by Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses.”

The “Best in Show” award went to John Riley, owner of Gabrielle’s Books, Northampton, who made Aristotle’s Second Book of Poetics, a fictional book in Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose. The ‘book’ was made of a combination of baklava and lavash flat bread.