The Piglet

The Tournament of Cookbooks -- Day 6

February 19, 2014

Welcome to the Piglet! Catch up on the full list of books and judges, score your own copies in Provisions, and print out a bracket to follow along. 

Today: The Piglet is going green. Read on for today's decision, and comment there for the chance to score a copy of the winning book!

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Get to know your produce. In Round 1, Decision 6, Kat Kinsman of Eatocracy weighs in on Vegetable Literacy vs. Saving the Season.

Head here to read the decision, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section of the judgment! One lucky commenter will have a shot at scoring a copy of the winning book.  

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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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Sara V. February 20, 2014
Vegetable literacy! So informative and so good. So many veggies I did not know about. Love the pictures!
Sandra D. February 20, 2014
Vegetable Literacy!!!! Hands down winner. This is a gorgeous book that helped me CONQUER my farm CSA last summer. Every recipe I tried was fantastic and I now rule the produce section of Whole Foods!
Ernie February 20, 2014
Deborah Madison, her recipes always work well..
Barbara R. February 19, 2014
Not only do Deborah Madison's recipes exceed, she can write so beautifully.
Aarthi M. February 19, 2014
i haven't read vegetable literacy....but i really like "Saving the season". i like how he lays it out by season. there was a lot of detail and depth. kevin west goes into the why as much as the how. it helped me in my jam making!
acalamar February 19, 2014
I didn't care for Saving the Season. It seemed too stuffy/complicated. I am a big jam maker but I haven't made a single item from this book.
Susan P. February 19, 2014
Vegetable literacy for me!
edna K. February 19, 2014
saving the season
Jenny,Kendrick February 19, 2014
I'd be interested in the vegetable literacy.