Best Food News On The Web: 11/01/2013

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.


Bugs, Rodent Hairs Found in Imported Spices, FDA Says The FDA found that 12 percent of imported spices are contaminated with filth.

Most Expensive Big Macs Sell for $100 One McDonald's decided to sell Big Macs for $100 (for a good cause).



Healthiest and Unhealthiest Fast-Food Breakfast Sandwiches Just about every chain has options for those who want to go the lighter route.

11 Things That Shouldn't Taste Like Bacon, But Do From jelly beans to vodka, no food product is safe from baconification.



Get a Free Beer (or 2) at Hotel Max in Seattle Hotel Max launches free daily craft beer hour.

7 Delicious Reasons to Go See a Lions Game in Detroit Even if you don't like football...



10 Great Chicken Pizza Recipes Pizza is good... pizza with chicken is better.

5 Pumpkin Seed Roasting Recipes Pumpkin seeds are an easy and healthy snack to make for fall.



Pastry Wrapped Baked Apples Recipe In this recipe, baked apples are surrounded by pastry, a great addition to your apple dessert repertoire.

Pumpkin Chocolate Cake Recipe Chocolate cake gets a fall update with pumpkin and warm spices.



8 Memorable Food Scenes from 'Peanuts' Good old Charlie Brown and the gang gave us some amazing memories of cartoon foods.

11 Human Foods That Are Bad for Dogs Keep your furry friend safe by making sure these harmful foods are out of reach.



12 Things You Didn't Know About Pepsi Even if you drink it every day, you might not know these 12 facts about Pepsi.

10 Delicious Ways to Drink Yourself Skinny Drinking can actually be a rewarding aspect of the weight loss process if you just drink the right way.



How to Carve a Turkey Jonathan Sawyer shows us how to carve a turkey the right way.

How to Add Salt to Desserts Alexandra Rabbani of Salt of the Earth Bakery gives us some tips.



Strawberry Kiwi Nutritional Shake/Dairy-Free Living Peanut Butter & Peppers blends together frozen strawberries, fresh kiwi, water, and a Vega One Shake in Berry to make a nutritional and dairy-free shake.

Gorgonzola Mashed Potato Latkes with Jalapeño Apple Relish What Jew Wanna Eat shows us a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes with this spicy-sweet recipe.


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