The Piglet

The Tournament of Cookbooks -- Day 8

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October 23, 2009

16 of the best cookbooks of 2009. 17 talented and opinionated judges.

1 prize: the coveted Piglet Trophy.

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ROUND ONE: DECISION EIGHT

 

Judged by: Grace Parisi

See the decision 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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Bunnee October 24, 2009
I think the complexity of Ad Hoc at Home was seriously overstated. I just got my copy today and found several recipes with minimal (and easily found) ingredients, basic techniques and no specialized equipment. While there are more complicated dishes, there is plenty of simplicity for the cook who wants to eat well without devoting hours of time in prep.