The 2017 Piglet

Piglet Day 1: A Review from Novelist Emma Straub That Reads Like a Good Book

February 22, 2017
Photo by Bobbi Lin, doodles by Sarah Jampel.

The Piglet begins! Novelist Emma Straub kicks off the Tournament of Cookbooks by judging between Diana Henry's Simple and Vivian Howard's Deep Run Roots. Who are you pulling for?

Read the full judgment here.

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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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1 Comment

Doris February 26, 2017
This is a tough call. I am glad I dont have to choose !