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The Piglet Party 2010
92Y Tribeca
New York, NY
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The Piglet Party 2010
The Piglet Party: Celebrating the Second Annual Tournament of Cookbooks. Hosted by Charlotte Druckman and food52 co-founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs.

Starting November 9th, watch the action unfold in the Tournament of Cookbooks on food52.com, as 16 of 2010's best cookbooks go head to head in a bracketed competition, vying for the coveted Piglet Trophy. The night before the winner is officially declared, come raise a glass with authors and judges as you sample fare from local vendors -- Van Leeuwen, Rick's Picks, Dorie Greenspan, Liddabit Sweets, Mexicue, Nuts + Nuts, Theo Peck, Salumeria Rosi, June Taylor, Lush, Lucy's Whey and the Cellars at Jasper Hill, and Russ & Daughters. -- at this event celebrating the culmination of this year's tournament. There will be wine from Hanna Winery, beer from Kelso of Brooklyn and Ayala's sparkling herbal water, as well as a special Piglet cocktail. We'll also be raffling off a package of OXO goodies worth $250!

What's more, starting at 8pm, we'll hold a lively panel discussion on "Food Porn" moderated by Frank Bruni. Panelists will include Chris Cosentino, Deb Perelman, Ben Leventhal and Frank Falcinelli, and we'll present a mouth-watering photo slideshow courtesy of the editors at the New York Times. Adam Roberts, aka the Amateur Gourmet, will emcee.

Join us November 30th for fun and refreshment, and be among the first to find out who will go home with this year's Piglet award!

$5 of your ticket price will go to Wellness in the Schools, a non-profit, community based organization founded in 2005 in order to improve the environment, nutrition, and fitness in NYC public schools. Tickets will also be sold at the door to those with exact change only.

The Books

Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi and Jonathan Lovekin
Harvest to Heat by Darryl Estrine and Kelly Kochendorfer
The Vegetarian Option by Simon Hopkinson
The Art of Eating In by Cathy Erway
A Cook's Journey to Japan by Sarah Marx Feldner
Thai Street Food by David Thompson
Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan
Forgotten Skills of Cooking by Darina Allen
The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual by Frank Falcinelli, Frank Castronovo and Peter Meehan
Urban Pantry by Amy Pennington
Cook Italy by Katie Caldesi
Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys by David Tanis
The Perfect Finish by Bill Yosses and Melissa Clark
Cakewalk: A Memoir by Kate Moses
My Sweet Mexico by Fany Gerson
Good to the Grain by Kim Boyce with Amy Scattergood


The Judges

Christine Muhlke, food editor of the New York Times Magazine
Ezra Klein, staff writer at The Washington Post
Chris Cosentino, chef at Incanto
Francis Lam, writer at Salon.com
Lockhart Steele, president of Curbed Network
Corby Kummer, editor of The Atlantic Food Channel
Aleksandra Crapanzano, screenwriter and food writer
Ree Drummond, creator of The Pioneer Woman
Peter Kaminsky, co-author of Seven Fires
Soraya Darabi, co-founder of Foodspotting
Todd Carmichael, CEO and co-founder of La Colombe Torrefaction
Deb Perelman, creator of Smitten Kitchen
Gabrielle Hamilton, chef/owner of Prune
Meg Hourihan, co-founder of Blogger
Susan Orlean, staff writer for The New Yorker
Michael Ruhlman, author of Ratio
Mario Batali, chef, cookbook author and founder of Eataly

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92Y Tribeca
200 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
United States


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Food

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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