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The Piglet

16 of the best cookbooks of 2010 have faced off in an NCAA-style bracketed tournament, and a winner will be crowned on food52 this Wednesday, December 1st -- but we're going to let the cat out of the bag at tonight's Piglet Party at the 92nd Street Y Tribeca in New York City.

Besides this sneak peek (and getting to hang out with A&M and the food52 gang), here are 5 reasons you don't want to miss the party:

1) The delightful Amateur Gourmet Adam Roberts playing emcee.

2) Frank Bruni hosting a lively panel on the topic of Food Porn (with the likes of Deb Perelman, Ben Leventhal and Frank Falcinelli weighing in). 

3) An eye-opening slideshow from the Editors of The New York Times on the history of said Food Porn. 

4) Beer, wine and a special Piglet cocktail. 

5) Snacks from some of our favorite New York vendors (including a pop-up cookie stand from Dorie Greenspan!).

Learn more about the The Piglet Party and get tickets here. And to review the past 16 days of heated decisions, peruse the judges & cookbooks below and see where the bracket stands here.

92Y Tribeca  Piglet

The Judges

Christine Muhlke, food editor of the New York Times Magazine
Ezra Klein, staff writer at The Washington Post
Chris Cosentino, chef at Incanto
Francis Lam, writer at
Lockhart Steele, president of Curbed Network
Corby Kummer, editor of The Atlantic Food Channel
Aleksandra Crapanzano, screenwriter and food writer
Ree Drummond, creator of The Pioneer Woman
Peter Kaminsky, co-author of Seven Fires
Soraya Darabi, co-founder of Foodspotting
Todd Carmichael, CEO and co-founder of La Colombe Torrefaction
Deb Perelman, creator of Smitten Kitchen
Gabrielle Hamilton, chef/owner of Prune
Meg Hourihan, co-founder of Blogger
Susan Orlean, staff writer for The New Yorker
Michael Ruhlman, author of Ratio
Mario Batali, chef, cookbook author and founder of Eataly


The Books

  • Plenty
    Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi and Jonathan Lovekin

  • Harvest to Heat
    Harvest to Heat by Darryl Estrine and Kelly Kochendorfer

  • The Vegetarian Option
    The Vegetarian Option by Simon Hopkinson

  • The Art of Eating In
    The Art of Eating In by Cathy Erway

  • A Cook's Journey to Japan by Sarah Marx Feldner

  • Thai Street Food
    Thai Street Food by David Thompson

  • Around My French Table
    Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan

  • Forgotten Skills of Cooking
    Forgotten Skills of Cooking by Darina Allen

  • The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion
    The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual by Frank Falcinelli, Frank Castronovo and Peter Meehan

  • Urban Pantry
    Urban Pantry by Amy Pennington

  • Cook Italy
    Cook Italy by Katie Caldesi

  • Heart of the Artichoke
    Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys by David Tanis

  • The Perfect Finish
    The Perfect Finish by Bill Yosses and Melissa Clark

  • Cakewalk: A Memoir
    Cakewalk: A Memoir by Kate Moses

  • My Sweet Mexico
    My Sweet Mexico by Fany Gerson

  • Good to the Grain
    Good to the Grain by Kim Boyce with Amy Scattergood

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