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Piglet Day 9: Ari Shapiro's Cook-Off Dinner Party

March  8, 2016

What happens when you send Ari Shapiro his two cookbooks? He hosts a dinner party cook-off.

The two very pretty books in the ring.

Welcome to Round 2. Read the results of Ari's cook-off here.

Playing catch-up?

  • Read past judgments here, including Phyllis Grant's epic The Food Lab vs. Zahav showdown, Yotam Ottolenghi waxing poetic about The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook, and that time Brooks Headley let his books battle it out during staff meals at Superiority Burger.
  • And see the Community Pick reviews—written by you!—right this way.
  • Listen to our podcast full of community and judge predictions. And tell us in the comments: Who do you think will win this year?
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The Piglet—inspired by The Morning News' Tournament of Books—is where the 16 most notable cookbooks of the year face off in a NCAA-style bracketed tournament. Watch the action and weigh in on the results!

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Kenzi Wilbur

Written by: Kenzi Wilbur

I have a thing for most foods topped with a fried egg, a strange disdain for overly soupy tomato sauce, and I can never make it home without ripping off the end of a newly-bought baguette. I like spoons very much.

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