The event was initiated by Judith A. Hoffberg and Béatrice Coron in 2000, who wanted to commemorate the birthday of famous French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. He is best remembered for his book Physiologie du goût, which was a witty meditation on food. His book is a discourse on the pleasures of the table, which he considered a science.
April 1 was chosen as the perfect date for the festival, since it's the best day when you eat your worlds and play with them. Nowadays many country participate the event. Regular contributions are made by the groups from Russia, Australia, India, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Brazil, Japan, Italy, Hong Kong.
Every group can participate in the event or organize it. The rules, that are published on the official site of Edible Book Day (www.books2eat.com) are very simple. The event must be held on April 1 or around it. The edible books must relate to real books through the integration of text, literary inspiration or the form.Remind me with Google Calendar
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