That's good isn't it? The very concept is A Tartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. You can spend Tuesday with Curry. Or invite your friends round and offer them a selection of Stephanie Meyer's 'Twiglet' series. Me, I'm more inclined to spend the day with the classics, like War and Peas. And if that doesn't fill me up, then I'll go for the three-course Remembrance of Things Mashed.
Apparently, Edible Book Day is to do with celebrating the work of Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, author of 'Physiology of Taste'. It involves baking something that represents a book to celebrate the essaying epicure. Personally, I think it's an excellent concept. In fact, I think its observance should be made compulsory in schools. At the very least, it would be a brilliant way of saving money. Finished with your school books? Polish 'em off with a little Fromage to Catalonia. For the lactose-intolerant there's always Wheats, Fruits and Leaves. Accompany it with a side of Focaccia In The Rye. We could get Jamie Oliver involved and have him serve up the obesity-defeating Cod of Small Things (or the more sustainably sourced Titus Goan).
Mind you, Be Careful What Jus Wish For. The Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies rounded off March with an annual report that said we and our kids are all getting fatter and we don't know it. I don't think I will get through the cruellest month without Sex and the Ziti. Let alone wait until 6th May - National No Diet Day.
While I think about it, I'm off to p-p-p-p-pick up a Penguin.