New York Times Deputy Food Editor Emily Weinstein is pretty well acquainted with cookbooks, and great writing, and great writing in cookbooks. So when given two cookbooks with excellent writing and personal stories—Shaya by Alon Shaya and Bottom of the Pot by Naz Deravian—how will Emily make the seemingly impossible decision between them?
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What is the Piglet?
Which books are in the running?
How do I catch up on judgments?
Is there a handy bracket for me to follow along with?
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!GET THE LATEST