Food 52's Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks is Nearly Here!! Meet the Contenders.
Food52's The Piglet Tournament is About to Get Started
As a cookbook lover there are a constant stream of dates to look forward to. In the near term I can look forward to every Tuesday, the day of the week new cookbooks are released. And there there are the more annual milestones throughout the year to look forward, namely award season. There's the IACP cookbook award, the James Beard Media Awards, to name a few. But the competition that I really look forward to is Food 52's Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks, and guess what, its nearly here!
Food52 just announced the finalists in the past week, and I'm thrilled with the nominees, some because I've already fallen for them, others because I've wanted a good excuse to dive in, and a few that weren't yet on my radar.
Here is the 2018 Food52 Piglet roster:
AUTENTICO: Cooking Italian the Authentic Way by Rolando Beramendi
Bangkok: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Thailand by Leela Punyaratabandhu
Bravetart: Iconic American Desserts by Stella Parks
Dinner: Changing the Game by Melissa Clark
Ducksoup: The Wisdom of Simple Cooking by Clare Lattin and Tom Hill
Gather: Everyday Seasonal Food from a Year in Our Landscapes by Gill Meller
Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking by Bonnie Frumkin Morales
Kaukasis: A Culinary Journey through Georgia, Azerbaijan & Beyond by Olia Hercules
King Solomon's Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World by Joan Nathan
Night + Market: Delicious Thai Food to Facilitate Drinking and Fun-Having Amongst Friends by Kris Yenbamroong
Onions Etcetera: The Essential Allium Cookbook by Kate Winslow and Guy Ambrosino
Salt Fat Acid Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat and art by Wendy McNaughton
Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables by Joshua McFadden with Martha Holmberg
Tartine All Day: Modern Recipes for the Home Cook by Elisabeth Prueitt
The Art of Flavor: Practices and Principles for Creating Delicious Food by Daniel Patterson and Mandy Aftel
In honor of the Piglet, I'll be sharing some of my favorite recipes from a few of the nominees and finalizing my own reviews on them over the coming weeks.
See what I've already made:
(Click on each cover for more)