The Piglet

Catch Up on The Piglet: Week 2

February 22, 2014

Week 2 of the Piglet started with a bang. Right out of the gate, Evan Hansen boldly voiced sacrilege with his decision for Roberta's Cookbook vs. The Art of Simple Food II. The tournament continued to gain steam when the ongoing feud between sweet and sour played out at the hands of Tejal RaoKat Kinsman quoted Jabberwocky in her decision.

To read more, check out each judgment -- and the week's Piglet Community Picks -- below. We'll meet you back here on Monday with the next batch of fearless contenders. 

Roberta's vs. The Art of Simple Food II by Evan Hansen

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Smoke & Pickles vs. Flour, Too by Tejal Rao


Vegetable Literacy vs. Saving the Season by Kat Kinsman


The Art of Fermentation vs. Notes from the Larder by Andrea Gentl 



Robicelli's vs. Fresh Happy Tasty by Kerry Diamond 


Piglet Community Picks

Ivan Ramen, reviewed by aargersi
Modern Art Desserts, reviewed by snowcitygirl
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking, reviewed by MartineandJessica
Homemade with Love, reviewed by cookinginvictoria
The Cowgirl Creamery Cookbook, reviewed by Karie Micklem
Coi: Stories and Recipes, reviewed by cookbookchick
Pok Pok, reviewed by edamame2003
Bakeless Sweets, reviewed by Cicely

Photos by James Ransom


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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Julie Myers

Written by: Julie Myers

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