The Piglet

The Tournament of Cookbooks

November 9, 2009 • 259 Comments

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16 of the best cookbooks of 2009. 17 talented and opinionated judges.

1 prize: the coveted Piglet Trophy.


Bet you thought we were going to announce the winner today, huh? Not so fast -- we want to hear what you think! Between now and Monday, post your votes (for Canal House Cooking or Seven Fires) in the comments section below. We'll tally them up and then announce the People's Choice Award, along with Nora Ephron's final decision, at the Piglet Party Monday, November 9th at Astor Center in New York (for tickets, go HERE). Nora Ephron's full decision will be posted on food52 at midnight on Monday.

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over 4 years ago REGGIO

SEVEN FIRES definitely!!

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almost 5 years ago Food52

This is from your friendly editors at Food52.

Thanks to everyone who weighed in! Voting is now CLOSED, and all winners will be announced tomorrow!

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almost 5 years ago Strech10

Seven Fires is the best one!! i love it!! He is the best!

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almost 5 years ago Cooker_NL

Seven Fires gets my vote. It is beautiful, great recipes and well written! The Best!!

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almost 5 years ago Kay Neubert

Canal House Cooking is FABULOUS and gets my vote hands down

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almost 5 years ago Thomas_PQ

I think the winner should be Seven Fires. Is the best cooking book that I´ve ever read.

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almost 5 years ago Jeremy_Fr

Seven fires is the better book by far!!

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almost 5 years ago Michelle70

I vote for Seven Fires By Francis Mallmann

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almost 5 years ago marco

Seven Fires!
Art, passion, and great recipies.
The book of the year.

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almost 5 years ago jroode55

CANAL HOUSE!!!!

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almost 5 years ago Silver

My vote goes to Seven Fires!

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almost 5 years ago mlopezkeough

Oh, Canal House, definitely. Love this so much!

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almost 5 years ago ChristineQ

Much as I love fire, my vote goes to Canel House Cooking. Can't put it down and keep going back.

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almost 5 years ago SavraCooks

I vote for Seven Fires!

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almost 5 years ago Greatfood

I vote for Seven Fires By Francis Mallmann

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almost 5 years ago Mariadc

FRANCIS MALLMANN, THE BEST!!! ... Seven fires the number one!!!

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almost 5 years ago Rosecook

My vote is for Seven Fires.

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almost 5 years ago George_w

SEVEN FIRES. Some cookbooks are a stack of recipes. Seven Fires goes back to first principles of fire and food. It's like falling in love with the magic of cooking all over again.

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almost 5 years ago mian loo

Seven Fires!

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almost 5 years ago juanrock

My vote goes to Canal House Cooking!