Curl up with a good roasted pig head


By far, the most eye-catching entry at Saturday’s Bainbridge Edible Book Festival was the one produced by Real Foods Market & Cafe.

The base was quite pretty: glowing blue Jell-O water lapping at a cake shore covered with white frosting, miniature palm trees and tropical flowers. And on top: a roasted and ornately-decorated pig head that must have weighed a good 20 lbs.

Entitled “Piggy,” the edible book was based on William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies.” Piggy, if you will recall, was the name of one of the book’s doomed characters.

Most attendees had to get a good close look to see if the thing was real. When they found it was, they were either repulsed or tickled. It was probably the most photographed of entries, which included “Around the World in 80 Lays” (made of potato chips and cake, I think), A Clockwork Orange (a clocklike piece made of orange slices), Where the Mild Wings Are (made of chicken wings and a mild BBQ sauce) and the People’s Choice Award-winner: “Snow Peas Falling in Cider.”

Read more about the Bainbridge Public Library-sponsored event, and see more photos here.