You are what you read

“We are turning the entire campus into an art gallery,” fourth-year Claire Mazur, executive director of FOTA 2006, told the University of Chicago Chronicle. “You just can’t avoid the art. It’s everywhere.” The Festival of the Arts, which runs from May 13 through Sunday, May 21, hits all of your major art forms: photography, sculpture, music, dancing, fashion, photography—and cooking.

On Monday morning the Culinary Club took to Bartlett Quad to hold the Chicago version of Books2Eat, a petit amuse modeled on the International Edible Book Festival. Held on April 1 since 1999, that worldwide event “unites bibliophiles, book artists, and food lovers to celebrate the ingestion of culture and its fulfilling nourishment. Participants create edible books that are exhibited, documented, then consumed.”

Using saltines, graham crackers, peanut butter, licorice sticks, bananas, and of course chocolate, students made sandwich-sized replicas of texts and then ate their words.


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Photos by Dan Dry

May 17, 2006