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.
Hear it all, right this way:
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!GET THE LATEST