The 2017 Piglet

Watch Our First-Ever Piglet Video Cookbook Review

March  3, 2017

It's the final day of Round 1! Watch judge Katie Quinn review Tasting Rome next to Tasting Persia.

Photo by Bobbi Lin, doodles by Sarah Jampel.

Watch the judgment here.

Don't miss yesterday's review


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!


See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • Cary
  • Laura Ratliff
    Laura Ratliff
  • Valhalla
  • BocaCindi
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Cary March 3, 2017
I don't watch videos, and much prefer the written word that I can easily reread for clarification, etc. Please consider posting a written version of this review so everyone can enjoy it.
Laura R. March 3, 2017
The written version is directly below the video....
Valhalla March 3, 2017
That is yesterday's, unless I am missing something. It's great to have a video, but I would also prefer to have the option to read. It means I will miss out on a key segment of the piglet.
Laura R. March 3, 2017
You are missing something. I literally just read it. Click on "Watch the judgment here," which opens the review page, and scroll down below the video.
Valhalla March 3, 2017
I see now that you must click on the video page, that it is not on this page as "directly below the video" made me think. Still prefer food writing. I read at work and rarely have the patience to view a video.
Laura R. March 3, 2017
The video is not on this page either, so how could the text be directly below the video "on this page"? At this point, you're being stubborn and obstinate just for the sake of it. I, too, prefer to read and Food52 went above and beyond to type out a transcript of the video—although the video is lovely, should you chose to watch.
Valhalla March 3, 2017
I am just stating my opinion--"stubborn and obstinate just for the sake of it" is a rather ridiculous assumption to make about a stranger.
BocaCindi March 4, 2017
This reminds me of the cashier in the grocery store who has a very rude and entitled customer and it wrecks her whole day. Hope the rest of your day is filled with people who appreciate your efforts, Laura Ratliff.