Bam! The Piglet is back! And who better to kick off our 10-year anniversary tournament than the chef who brought us into his (studio) kitchen, week after week; who taught us to season with gusto; who showed us how to have a lot of fun while we cook: the one and only Emeril Lagasse.
Emeril makes his way through Bottom of the Pot and The Flavor Matrix, books that are as alike as, in his words, "chardonnay and pinot noir." He learns a lot from each, and in turn dispenses his own wisdom for newbie cooks.
Red/white wine preferences aside, which book will Emeril advance?
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!