A first-ever Hawai‘i Edible Book Contest in Sinclair Library yesterday drew some delicious-looking and -tasting entries. It was no coincidence that the competition was held on April Fool’s Day, and was heralded as “the perfect day to eat your words and cook up a book to be consumed.” It was all held in good fun and to support the Hawai‘i Food Bank.
Crystal Watanabe, an administrative assistant in the Center on Disability Studies, walked away with the Most Book-Like Award for her “Twilight” book made of Spam, rice, nori (seaweed), egg, and a blood-red apple in the middle.
Gregg Geary, head of Sinclair Library, won the People’s Choice Award for his entry, “How Green Was My Valley,” made from cream cheese with green food coloring, broccoli, asparagus, and Wheat Thins.
Dawn Skaggs, project coordinator for the Hawai‘i Family Support 360 Project at the Center on Disability Studies, won Best Use of Chocolate honors for her entry made from cake, brownies and lots of chocolate, of course. The title was a mouthful as well: “Craving Success + Good Choices = Indulging in Education.”