If there ever was a time to eat your words.....

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April 1 is not only April Fools' Day but also the date of The International Edible Book Festival. This event brings together book lovers, book artists and gastronomes to celebrate "the ingestion of culture."

Some of my favorites from their gallery include "The Book of Pi" (Guess what that's made of) and "Smore and Peace."

Winners from Michigan from previous years are The Roeper School and The Kalamazoo Center for the Book.

For a fascinating history of edible folk art, read America Eats by William Woys Weaver.

And start thinking ahead for 2007. Maybe Green Eggs and Ham?