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UPDATE: Piglet Community Picks

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Come one, come all -- we want to know what you think about some of the year's best cookbooks! 

Update: We still have testing slots available for Piglet Community Testing! If you're looking for an excuse to cook up a storm, now's the time. Details on how to compile your review -- as well as the available books -- can be found below. 

 

Inspired by Food52 community suggestions and by the bumper crop of cookbooks out this year, we will be featuring a community cookbook review on each day of the Piglet. Want to get involved? Call dibs on your favorite cookbook in the comments, below (we're looking for up to 5 testers per book, so don't worry if someone else already claimed yours). The rest is simple: Get the book, test a few recipes by cooking a meal or two, and send your reviews by Monday, January 20th to [email protected]

Reviews should be under 500 words and explain what you liked about the book, why the recipes worked (or didn't), and what sets the cookbook apart from others. Most importantly, make it a great read. Just like we do for our contests, we'll pick the best community review for each book and feature it on the site. Now get cooking -- and be sure to tell us all about it! 

 In The Charcuterie: The Fatted Calf's Guide to Making Sausage, Salumi, Pates, Roasts, Confits, and Other Meaty Goods 
by Taylor Boetticher and Toponia Miller


 

Coi: Stories and Recipes 
by Daniel Patterson


 

Modern Art Desserts: Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Confections, and Frozen Treats Based on Iconic Works of Art 
by Caitlin Freeman


 

Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo's Most Unlikely Noodle Joint
by Ivan Orkin & Chris Ying


 

Sara Jenkins' New Italian Pantry 
by Sara Jenkins



Bakeless Sweets by Faith Durand 



Sorella: Recipes, Cocktails & True Stories from our New York Restaurant 
by Emma Hearst & Sarah Krathen



Le Pigeon: Cooking at the Dirty Bird 
by Gabriel Rucker, Meredith Erickson, Lauren Fortgang & Andrew Fortgang 



Manresa: An Edible Reflection
by David Kinch and Christine Muhlke  

 

To see the full list of Community Picks, head here

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9 months ago Lauren Butler

Will we be notified if our review has been chosen, or should we just look for the reviews on a certain date?

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9 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Like our regular CPs for contests, we ask that you just check back in! We'll be posting one review per day starting the 12th of February.

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9 months ago Irene

Is Ivan Ramen or Bakeless Sweets still available?

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9 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

So sorry! Both are full.

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9 months ago Irene

Awwwww! What about Modern Art Desserts?

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9 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

The only books with spots left are Mast Brothers, The Fatted Calf, and Coi!

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9 months ago Irene

Can I take 2? Mast Brothers and The Fatted Calf?

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9 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Sure -- I'll mark you down! Reviews are due next Monday :). Thanks for signing up!

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9 months ago Irene

Yay!!! Thank you!

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10 months ago Ramsons & Bramble

Can I do Cowgirl Creamery too?

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10 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Sure thing -- you're the last tester!

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10 months ago Ramsons & Bramble

Just in time!

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10 months ago sauerkrautya

If it's still available, I'd love the Art of Soviet Cooking! ????????? ????????!

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10 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

You're in!

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10 months ago Ocean Park

I will take Cowgirl Creamery

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10 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Great.

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10 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Update: The only books with slots left are Cowgirl Creamery, The Fatted Calf Cookbook, Coi, and The Art of Soviet Cooking. Thanks for your enthusiasm!

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10 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Hi all -- due to the volume of responses (thank you!), we've decided to accept one alternate tester per book. So if you're counting, you may notice that some books have 6 testers rather than five. I've responded to everyone so there shouldn't be any confusion! But of course, let us know if you have any questions.

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10 months ago TSmith

Homemade with Love, Tartine, or Sorella would be fantastic!

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10 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

See the top of the comment section for available titles -- those books went like hotcakes!

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10 months ago wssmom

If available, New Italian Pantry, please. So excited to be back in the mix!!

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10 months ago wssmom

Or Sorella, whichever! Please let me know ...

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10 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Those are both spoken for, but I've updated the top of the comment section with the available books.

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10 months ago EmFraiche

Since I just won a copy of Le Pigeon from you guys, I'll take Le Pigeon!

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10 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

It's full! (Also glad you won!) I've updated the top of the comment section with the available books.

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10 months ago Eleanor Porter

sorella, bake less sweets or New Italian pantry please. Failing that any of the others. All the titles look really interesting.

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10 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

All of those are full -- but see the top of the comment section for available titles.

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10 months ago Caroline St.clair

Homemade with Love please.

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10 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Sure!

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10 months ago emma jackson

New Italian pantry and bakeless sweets please but happy to any of these lovely books!

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10 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Both are full! I've updated the top of the comment section with the available books.

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10 months ago Illona Van Steen

I would like to review either the New Italian Pantry or Sorella. Thanks x

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10 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Sadly, both are full. I've updated the top of the comment section with the available books.

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10 months ago Sharon Ni Chonchuir

I'd love to review either Coi or Ivan Ramen

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10 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Only Coi is available! I'll mark you down.

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10 months ago Sarah

Ivan Ramen for me please - looks sensational!

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10 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

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Great.

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10 months ago Karen Anne Edwards

An edible reflection please

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10 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Sure!

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10 months ago Tamzin Garrod

modern art desserts or Italian pantry please

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10 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Both are full! I've updated the top of the comment section with the available books.

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10 months ago Katey

As a fellow Oregonian, I'd love to review Le Pigeon! Thanks for the opportunity!

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10 months ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Great! You're the last tester for that book.