The Piglet: People's Choice Award: UPDATED

February  7, 2012

Out of 265 votes, our 2012 Piglet People's Choice Award is Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson. Congratulations!

And congratulations as well to voter #139, denise_wright_montgomery, who won a gorgeous girls can tell lunch bag and a year's subscription to Craft Coffee. Thanks to everybody for voting!

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Let your oinks be heard, people! The time has come to vote for the People's Choice Award in the Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks!

The book that gets the most love will be honored at the Piglet Party next Monday, February 6th (get your tickets here), along with the judges' winner.

Cast your vote below and you'll automatically be entered to win this super-fun Pig Butcher's Diagram lunch bag designed by the talented Sara Selepouchin of girls can tell. The voter-winner will also receive a 1-year subscription to Craft Coffee, recently highlighted in the FOOD52 "52".

We'll be drawing the name of a FOOD52 member early next week so hurry up and send us your pick! (Don't fret if you're not the lucky winner: you can get your own Craft coffee subscription at any time here, and this eco-friendly recycled cotton canvas lunch bag will be available in our Shop next week -- with a special discount for pig-adoring FOOD52ers!)

Voting is now closed. Thanks to all who entered!


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!


See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • denise_wright_montgomery
  • mcs3000
  • healthierkitchen
  • allisoncm
  • Evita
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Thank you for the win! I am very excited.
mcs3000 February 8, 2012
healthierkitchen February 7, 2012
which book was the wildcard winner?
allisoncm February 6, 2012
momofuku milk bar, a thousand times over! is there anything better than crack pie and cornflake-marshmallow cookies? yes! being able to make them at home!
Evita February 6, 2012
I have several "likes" on this list, but have to go with Nigel Slater's Tender. Not only is his writing gorgeous, but he has changed the way I think about food.
Chefalzaid February 7, 2012
I second your opinion. Evita is such a pretty name btw.

M.Kurtzman February 5, 2012
A vote for Joe Beef because it made me want to drive around Quebec,eating everything,and then get on a train and travel around Canada.But hard choice;like Jeni's,Momo,Mozza,Mourad, and Tender a lot too.Confess to not reading any of the others that were up for nominations.
Bevi February 3, 2012
Hey mrsl - it appears you can vote multiple times - and for the same cookbook! This is like voting on DWTS!
mrslarkin February 3, 2012
yay!!! thanks bevi.
ChefJune February 8, 2012
wish I'd have known that! :(
pierino February 8, 2012
And if you are lucky enough to be a Food52 recipe finalist it suddenly becomes like running for high school class president...
mrslarkin February 2, 2012
Question: how many oinks can we cast? One per person? or One a day per person?