UPDATE: Piglet Contest Predictions

February  4, 2013

In case you haven't seen the news, this year's Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks is about to begin! Each day, one judge -- from a very exciting group ranging from Stanley Tucci to Melissa Clark -- will decide the winner of a cookbook face-off. Just like an NCAA Basketball tournament, 16 cookbooks will go head to head, and only one will win. 

Here's where you come in. We want to hear your predictions for this year's Piglet winner: who will it be? Get involved in this year's competition by filling out your bracket and sharing your prediction in the comments, on Facebook, or on twitter (with the #Piglet hashtag!) If you're right, you could win a copy of the winning cookbook!

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To enter, post your prediction on twitter between 9 AM EST on Monday, Feb 4th and 9 PM on Tuesday, Feb 5th. See the full list of contenders here. Let the games begin, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

Tell us: who will be this year's winner?


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!


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BoulderGalinTokyo February 6, 2013
I know the least about Burma and her foods, but want to learn. A vote for Burma.
ElizaB February 5, 2013
Jerusalem! My mom made the chocolate babka this weekend. Incredible. And the turkey burgers. So good.
David C. February 5, 2013
"Small Plates Sweet Treats" deserves it!
merrygourmet February 5, 2013
StephanieR February 5, 2013
Smitten Kitchen all the way!
Pamela P. February 5, 2013
I think they are all winners, but of course Im in want Little Flower's corner.
Bevi February 5, 2013
sel E. February 4, 2013
I so wish Burma would win. Burmese food are hidden gems indeed!
Greenstuff February 4, 2013
The Piglet is too quirky for predictions, but I'd be thrilled by a Burma v. Jerusalem finale. My two favorites of the year.
AntoniaJames February 5, 2013
Mine, too! ;o)
healthierkitchen February 5, 2013
Me three!
nightkitchen February 4, 2013
I'll go with Jerusalem, even though it's a shame that it's pitted right away against Asian Tofu—a great, definitive source for a singular topic not often covered. And the everyday recipes that use tofu are great, too.
boulangere February 4, 2013
I wish Burma would win, but I think Jerusalem probably will win.
boulangere February 4, 2013
I wish Burma would win, but I think Jerusalem probably will.
kaupilimakoa February 4, 2013
do we need to fill out the brackets or just give a final winner? If so, I pick "Burma"
Kenzi W. February 5, 2013
Just a final winner, thanks!
Miachel P. February 4, 2013
Dirt Candy!
I love Cohen's sense of humor and penchant for experimenting with vegetables in the kitchen.
Christy S. February 4, 2013
Roots by Diane Morgan. Awesome book! (Though in my heart, I'd say the Bouchon Bakery Cookbook should win because dessert ALWAYS wins! :)
CupcakesandKale February 4, 2013
Woo hoo!
Sara February 4, 2013
Yeah, I'm with creamtea, Jerusalem for sure!
creamtea February 4, 2013
CupcakesandKale February 1, 2013
Are all of your contests only through twitter? I don't use twitter - wondering if that means I can't participate?
Kenzi W. February 3, 2013
Not all of our contests, no, but this one is, unfortunately. The good news: setting up a twitter account is super easy -- come join us, it'll be fun!
Kenzi W. February 4, 2013
Update: you can now share your predictions here, on twitter, OR on facebook! Come one, come all!