The Piglet

(25) Questions with Our Piglet Contestants

February  9, 2014

Can you feel it? There's excitement brewing in the Food52 office -- and it's not because someone brought in cookies. It's because the Piglet tournament of cookbooks kicks off this Wednesday. To prepare ourselves, we're taking a stroll down memory lane with some of this year's Piglet contestants and some of the questions we've asked them.

Before the tournament starts, read up on what our contestants have to say. We're certain that revisiting the wisdom of these cookbook wizards will not only help us patiently bide time until this year's tournament begins, but will also give us inspiration for our very own culinary throwdowns. 

Allison Robicelli on Humor, Writing, and French Buttercream

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Louisa Shafia on Persian Flavors and Traditions



Deborah Madison, Author of Vegetable Literacy



Six Questions with Alice Waters



Boston Cream Pie and Career Advice from Joanne Chang



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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mcs3000 February 9, 2014
T-3. Can't wait for #Piglet !
Kenzi W. February 10, 2014
You and me both, mcs3000. You and me both.