The Piglet

To Make the Best Pizza at Home, Here's What You Need to Know

On Piglet day 7, Tracee Chimo Pallero makes a floury mess in her kitchen—and learns some cool dough tricks.

March 13, 2019

Orange Is the New Black and Madam Secretary star Tracee Chimo Pallero may have delicious cured meats, sharp feta cheese, and good wine in her "food genes"—but she goes way beyond her family history to try recipes from I Am a Filipino and Mastering Pizza. Along the way, she learns new techniques, flavor combinations, and how very much she loves her KitchenAid.

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James F. March 14, 2019
I follow the Piglet every year and enjoy it. One thing I've never understood - why are there always these useless intro pages like this that you have to click on to get to the review? Why doesn't the link on the Piglet page just take you right to the review?
Brinda A. March 15, 2019
Thanks for reading, and for the feedback, James F.! These intro pages make it so that the Piglet posts can aggregate and appear in various online RSS feeds. But your point is taken; we're planning to start linking straight to the judgments on the homepage every morning, so you'll be able to automatically click through from there. Thanks again.