Catch Up on The Piglet: Week 1

February 15, 2014

Have you heard? The Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks kicked off on Wednesday -- and a lot went down in Week 1. Sam Sifton ushered a cookbook into the second round that boasts "the greatest thing I had eaten in half a year." And though Christina Tosi rarely gets the chance to cook for herself, she reveled at the excuse to dive into her assignment. Yesterday, Brian Boitano called the shots. To read more, check out each judgment below -- and tune in next week to check out the next crop of Piglet competitors. 

Balboosta vs. The A.O.C. Cookbook by Sam Sifton

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Summerland vs. Whole-Grain Mornings by Christina Tosi


The New Persian Kitchen vs. Family Table: Favorite Staff Meals from our Restaurants to Your Home by Brian Boitano


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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AntoniaJames February 18, 2014
It would be helpful if you could include the community picks in these wrap up pieces. Thank you. ;o)
Julie M. February 18, 2014
Thanks for the feedback! Stay tuned for this week's recap this weekend -- we'll be sure to include links to community picks, as well. Great idea.