Best Food News On The Web: 10/12/2012

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.



The 17 Most-Followed Food Critics on Twitter The most popular restaurant reviewers in the world of Twitter.

Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud Will Cook for Your Dinner Party For a mere $250,000, you can have these culinary legends cook for you and 9 guests.

Eco-Friendly Refrigerator Makes Leftovers Look Like Art A finalist for the Electrolux Design Lab only cools certain compartments, saving energy and food.


Learning to Cook Dinner for Julia Child A writer gets his prime opportunity.

Darden Restaurants Cut Hours to Save on Obamacare Obamacare forces restaurant owners to take a long, hard look at rising labor costs.


Where Is the Best Hotel Restaurant in the World? The Daily Meal reveals the People's Choice Ranking of the 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World.

Pink Vacations: 9 Ways to Vacation for a Cause  From cruising to drinking, here are 9 vacations in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Rubin Museum of Art's Guide to Himalayan Restaurants The art museum shares its favorite Himalayan restaurants in the Big Apple. 


How to Have a Healthy Halloween with Homemade Treats Skip the processed candies this year and give your trick-or-treaters delicious handmade sweets.

Making Southern Food Healthy with Chef Art Smith A new vegan recipe reinvents the South and demonstrates that Southern food can be good for you.


Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Freshly baked cookies topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, chopped walnuts, and powdered sugar.

Butternut Squash, Potato, and Roasted Pepper Soup Recipe Seasonal, delicious, and with a secret kick!


Decadent Dessert Tips Give your dining affair a sweet send-off with these rich tips.

10 Brilliant Food-Inspired Kids Halloween Costumes Dress up your kids in these smart and highly hilarious food get-ups.

'Gossip Girl' Parties by the Season In honor of the sixth and final season of the cult favorite, we've rounded up the best Upper East Side soirées.


At the Chef's Table: Alain Ducasse Part 3 Chef Alain Ducasse discusses his move to Monaco and getting to the top of his field.

Chefs Favorite Halloween Candies Chefs like Johnny Iuzzini and Michael Anthony describe what Halloween candies they look forward to.


Pumpkin Ale Taste Test Which pumpkin brews stood up to the taste test, and which ones flopped?

Women and Whiskies: Why Brown (Liquor) Is the New Black How women are becoming the formidable drinkers at the bar (watch out, men).


Cookistry brings us their recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Lick My Spoon gives us Vegan Pineapple Coconut Ice Cream, made with only four ingredients. 


Last month's Week in Review: 9/7/2012


Tyler Sullivan is the Assistant Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @atylersullivan