The Piglet

How a Cookbook Author Learns Two New Ways to Cook

On Piglet day 6, Vivian Howard visits with Christina Tosi and Anita Lo.

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March 12, 2019

Vivian Howard isn't a masochist, or a perfectionist (mostly), but she read every single word of Anita Lo's Solo and Christina Tosi's All About Cake, and cooked over a dozen recipes from each. Why, you ask? The chef, restaurateur, TV personality, and author of a former Piglet contender knows what it's like to be put through the Tournament's paces, and wants to make sure she's thorough and fair as can be. (We think she's done her duty juuuust right, but we're biased.)

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