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Jan 23, 2013 05:43 AM

Attn: Cookbook Addicts (You Know Who You Are!!) - The 2013 Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks!

I always look forward to the Piglet's annual list of cookbooks and love to read about their judges experiences with the books. For those of you who have never followed this, judges actually have to read and cook from the books. 2 books are pitted against each other and the winner moves forward. Each round has different judges. I see Melissa Clark & Stanley Tucci are on the panel this year.

Here's the list of books:

A Girl and Her Pig: Recipes and Stories - April Bloomfield

Dirt Candy: A Cookbook: Flavor-Forward Food from the Upstart New York City Vegetarian Restaurant - Amanda Cohen

Beginnings: My Way to Start a Meal - Chris Cosentino

Burma: Rivers of Flavor - Naomi Duguid

Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book - Jake Godby, Sean Vahey, and Paolo Lucchesi

Small Plates & Sweet Treats: My Family’s Journey to Gluten-Free Cooking - Aran Goyoaga

Japanese Farm Food - Nancy Singleton Hachisu

Salt, Sugar, Smoke: How to Preserve Fruit, Vegetables, Meat, and Fish -
Diana Henry

Canal House Cooks Every Day - Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton

Bouchon Bakery Cookbook - Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel

Little Flower: Recipes from the Café - Christine Moore

Roots: The Definitive Compendium with More Than 225 Recipes - Diane Morgan

Asian Tofu: Discover the Best, Make Your Own, and Cook It at Home - Andrea Ngyuen

Jerusalem: A Cookbook - Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook - Deb Perelman

Secrets of the Best Chefs: Recipes, Techniques, and Tricks from America's Greatest Cooks - Adam Roberts

And here's the link:

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  1. "Canal House Cook Everyday" looks like it is creeping onto my wish list as is "Secrets of the Best Chefs: Recipes, Techniques, and Tricks from America's Greatest Cooks"

    1. Thank you, Breadcrimbs, for bringing this to our attention! One more way to lure us even deeper (if this is possible!) into our innocent addiction :)

      I own five of these books, and now very intrigued by Salt, Sugar, Smoke. Anyone has this book?

      1. This thread is so not what I want. (My new year resolution is not to buy more than 6 cookbooks this year).

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        1. re: lilham

          I would fear getting to June and having filled my quota.

          1. re: sr44

            Yes I bought 12 last year. Exactly one a month. I'm trying to halve that this year. So far I've got 3 already :(

            1. re: lilham

              Oh, dear. You will be retiring in a couple of months.

              Will getting rid of cookbooks you own give you a "credit"?

          2. re: lilham

            That is my resolution too! I"m *trying* to stay off threads like this, obviously not very successfully.

          3. Thanks so much, Beadcrumbs. Just what I needed... (cough, cough)

            1. Reminder to self: LIBRARY, LIBRARY, LIBRARY -- the home shelf is full already!

              Thanks for adding to my reading (and cooking) list -- the Beginnings cookbook will be first on my LIBRARY reservations list.

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              1. re: MidwesternerTT

                Wow - Beginnings is great-reading cookbook, with at least a half-dozen recipes I know I can make (familiar ingredients in new combinations / prep techniques) and at least a dozen more with unfamiliar ingredients I'm willing to attempt. The photos are seductive.