Best Food News on the Web: 12/20/2013

Second servings of great food and drink stories from The Daily Meal that you may have missed this week
iStockphoto thinkstock You missed them the first time, so grab a helping of these great stories on their second time around.

Sure, it's been a busy week. So you may have missed some of the great stories put out by The Daily Meal's talented editors and their fantastic special contributors. But you wouldn't want to head into the weekend having missed some of the best food stories on the Web. So here's a second serving of some of the great food and drink stories that you definitely shouldn't have missed.
 

TOP NEWS/HOT ITEMS

Research Horses Sold to Butchers for Meat, French Police Say Police say horsemeat used for medical research was sold for human consumption.

USA Bocuse d'Or Team Announced Philip Tessier and Skylar Stover of the French Laundry head up the new team.

 

EAT/DINE

Chefs Predict 2014’s Dining and Culinary Trends More than 25 top chefs weighed in.

America’s 20 Best Burritos The burrito might very well be the perfect food.

 

TRAVEL

Shake Shack Opens in Moscow The popular New York burger chain gets its first location in Russia.

W Hotels Opens First Alpine Ski Location The new W Verbier is located in the Swiss Alps.

 

COOK

How to Have a Gluten-Free Christmas Learn how to manage gluten intolerance during the holidays.

Santa’s Favorite Christmas Cookies Santa’s favorite Christmas cookies are filled with spices and flavors that remind us of this cheerful time of year.

 

RECIPES

Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cups Recipe You can never get too old for peanut butter cups.

Vegetable and Bean Soup Recipe Here's how to make warming, satisfying soup with a few basic ingredients and plenty of options for substitutions.

 

DRINK

Forget the Carton: Eggnog the Real Way Proper, homemade eggnog is worth the extra effort.

Christmas Drink Gifts for Everyone A last-minute Christmas gift guide that won’t disappoint.

 

ENTERTAIN

How Many Calories Does Buddy the Elf Eat? And you thought your Thanksgiving plate was bad...

13 Christmas Food Gifts for People You Hate Forget the coal and be a creative Grinch this holiday season.

 

VIDEO

Tips to Avoid Overeating at Your Holiday Party Certified health and nutrition coach Suzie Welch Carpenter shares her tips on how to avoid overeating at your holiday party, including the best pre-party snacks.

Swedish Holidays with Marcus Samuelsson James Beard Award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson shares his holiday memories from growing up in Sweden and describes a typical Swedish holiday meal.

 

FROM THE DAILY MEAL'S CULINARY CONTENT NETWORK

60-Minute Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls I Heart Eating shows us how to bake cinnamon rolls that taste Iike "gingerbread cookies stuffed with gooey, cinnamon roll filling" and that only take 60 minutes to make.

Skinny Eggnog (Paleo) Oatmeal with a Fork concocts a recipe for "skinny" and dairy-free eggnog.

 

Haley WIllard is The Daily Meal's assistant editor. Follow her on Twitter @haleywillrd.

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