The Piglet

Yep, You Should Read a Cookbook Like a Novel. Here's Why.

On Piglet day 3, Meg Wolitzer's whisked away by two excellent books.

March  7, 2019

Novelist Meg Wolitzer can't quite put her finger on what she loves about her favorite novel—or her favorite meal. But she can put her finger on a few pages in Season and The Superiority Burger Cookbook, and then put her cooking and judging skills to test.

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

Susan M. March 7, 2019
The best recipe book I ever read was written by a journalist in London England. Her writing skills keep you wanting to read.
Od course I'm speaking if Nigella Lawsons "How to Cook".