WCU announces edible book fest winners

Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library recently announced winners for the April 2007 Cullowhee Edible Book Festival, co-sponsored semi-annually with the university’s department of art and design.

At the festival, students, professors, university staff and other Jackson County residents create books out of edible materials, many of the entries following the book’s theme. The entries are judged – and then eaten – by library patrons and guests.

The following is a list of this year’s winners:

Best Overall: “Book of Rosemary,” by Marvene Cole; Tastiest Looking: “Fibonacci: Cupcake Sequence,” by Cathy Griffin; Best Kids’: “Lord of the Rings,” by Jack Liddle; Best Literary Interpretation: “Catcher in the Rye,” by Deb Moore; Best Presentation: “You Can’t Catch Me, I’m the Ginger Bread Man,” by Luzene Hill; Honorable Mention: “Tequila Mockingbird,” by Stephanie Ceraso; Funniest: “Origin of Species,” by Dana Edge; and Best Group: “Thirteen Moonpies,” by Eloise Hitchcock and Brandon Robinson.

This year’s judge was Jeanette Evans, owner of Cullowhee’s Mad Batter restaurant. Community sponsors included Annie’s Bakery, City Lights Bookstore, LIFT Culture House, Nick & Nate’s Pizza and Papou’s Wine Shop.