Yes: Choosing 16 cookbooks (how?) and 15 judges (who?), then throwing both to the mercy of a bracket-style tournament can seem a little...random. So why do we do it? And how?
Today's episode of Burnt Toast goes behind the scenes to answer all of this.
Listen to me, Amanda, Merrill, and Piglet co-founder Charlotte Druckman talk about the tournament's origin story, and the reason behind the name (fun fact: even I didn't know why it was called The Piglet when I took it over, 4 years ago). We also talk disaster stories—and we have a few.
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Play the episode above, find it on iTunes, or listen to it using your favorite podcatcher. (Don't have one yet? We're fans of Stitcher.)
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!
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.