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Starting November 9th, we'll be hosting the second annual Tournament of Cookbooks on food52: 16 of the best cookbooks of 2010 will face off in an NCAA-style bracketed tournament to determine who will win the coveted Piglet trophy (pictured here). 17 talented and opinionated judges will decide which book moves on after each round, and the final decision will be announced at the Piglet Party on Tuesday, November 30th at the 92nd Street Y Tribeca in New York City. (More info to come on the party and how to get tickets!)
The complete list of contenders is below; in order to have your voice heard, just leave a comment in this post as to which of these you'd choose as the best cookbook of 2010. We'll tally the votes and return the two books with the most support to a Wildcard Round for a second chance.
Voting is now closed! Stay tuned to find out which books make it into the wildcard round...
Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi and Jonathan Lovekin
Harvest to Heat by Darryl Estrine and Kelly Kochendorfer
The Vegetarian Option by Simon Hopkinson
The Art of Eating In by Cathy Erway
A Cook's Journey to Japan by Sarah Marx Feldner
Thai Street Food by David Thompson
Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan
Forgotten Skills of Cooking by Darina Allen
The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual by Frank Falcinelli, Frank Castronovo and Peter Meehan
Urban Pantry by Amy Pennington
Cook Italy by Katie Caldesi
Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys by David Tanis
The Perfect Finish by Bill Yosses and Melissa Clark
Cakewalk: A Memoir by Kate Moses
My Sweet Mexico by Fany Gerson
Good to the Grain by Kim Boyce with Amy Scattergood