Sure, food photographer and photo editor James Pomerantz isn't Tim Gunn, or Freddie Prinze, Jr.—but we'll let that slide (for now). Who he is is someone who can bake a mean chocolate-chip cookie, with the help of Rose Levy Beranbaum's Rose's Baking Basics, and wash it down with a rum old-fashioned from Coconuts & Collards, by Von Diaz.
Oh, and he's also someone who is transported through space and time by reading of one of these cookbooks. Wanna know which?
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!