Get to Know the 16 Impressive Cookbooks in This Year's Piglet Tournament

February 20, 2017

The 2017 Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks starts this week! Here are the books that'll be going head-to-head in our NCAA-style tournament. Have no idea what we're talking about? Listen to a TL;DR podcast about what The Piglet is.

Don't know anything about the books that are in the running? Well, then you're in the right place. Scroll on for stories about and recipes from each book (in no particular order):

Simple by diana henry

More: Diana Henry owns over 4,000 cookbooks. See it here to believe it.

Deep Run Roots by Vivian Howard

Victuals by Ronni Lundy

Koreatown by Deuki Hong & Matt Rodbard

samarkand by Caroline Eden & Eleanor Ford

golden by Itamar Srulovich & Sarit Packer

My Two Souths by Asha Gomez

sirocco by Sabrina Ghayour

Cal Peternell's Recipe for cooking

taste & technique by Naomi Pomeroy & Jamie Feldmar

Dorie's Cookies by dorie greenspan

Fuchsia Dunlop's Land of Fish & Rice

tasting rome by katie parla & Kristina gill

TASTE OF PERSIA by naomi duguid

soframiz by Maura Kilpatrick & Ana Sortun

The Adventures of Fat Rice by ABRAHAM CONLON, ADRIENNE LO & Hugh amano

Do you want to make a prediction? Let us know who you think will win The Piglet in the comments!


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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